One structure destroyed, big rig burned in Corona as Canyon Fire grows to 2,000 acres – Orange County Register

A dangerous fire that has claimed at least one structure in Corona was raging late into the night Monday as firefighters continued trying to save hundreds of threatened homes in an evacuated neighborhood.

The Canyon Fire, which started Monday afternoon along the 91 Freeway near the Orange-Riverside county line, had grown to 2,000 acres by 11 p.m. and was 5 percent contained.

Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt, the fire’s public information officer, had a report that one structure had burned, but he didn’t have a location. Officials also said a big rig was burned.

Television news footage showed a structure that appeared to be on fire on Wilderness Circle and Misty Lane. A Southern California News Group photographer saw firefighters quickly knock down a fire that started on the roof of a house on San Ramon Drive.

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