Southern California wildfire grows to 2,000 acres, destroys homes

Posted at 3:25 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 20:28:46-04

Officials say a wind-driven wildfire churning through canyons in hilly neighborhoods of Southern California has burned multiple homes.    

Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt says there's still no count of the number of homes affected by Monday's blaze.    

Anaheim Fire & Rescue says the fire has grown to 2,000 acres and is being fought by 200 firefighters, six helicopters and six airplanes.    

One firefighter has been injured.    

The fire erupted during the fall's first significant blast of Santa Ana winds, which blow out of the northeast and toward the coast.    

In Northern California wine country, officials say at least one person was killed and two others were seriously injured in fast-spreading wildfires,    

At least 1,500 homes and commercial buildings have been destroyed, and 20,000 people have been evacuated.