11 people were killed in Southern California wildfire

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The fire broke out in the area of the eastbound 91 Freeway at the 241 shortly before 10 a.m., initially scorching 25 acres at it spread at a "moderate to rapid" rate, according to the Anaheim Fire and Rescue Department. The cause of this latest fire was unknown.

The fire comes just weeks after a brush fire burned over 2,500 acres at the Anaheim-Corona border, prompting dozens of evacuations.

The resort is around 10 miles away from Anaheim Hills, where thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate as winds quickly spread the risky brush blaze. The evacuation area was repeatedly expanded, reaching west toward Nohl Ranch Road. Another shelter was set up at the downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center Street.

The 91 Freeway, which reopened Monday afternoon, was expected to remain open for the morning commute.

About 20 people spent the night at El Modena High, where they were served a breakfast of coffee, donuts and fruit.

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Most commercial and residential homeowner insurance policies provide coverage for fire-related damages, including smoke, ash, soot, and other toxic wastes. Santos told KPCC she lives across from Irvine Regional Park near Santiago Canyon College, an area with quite a few homes abutting wildlands.

Fire officials said large animals could also be taken to the Orange County Fairgrounds.

Three elementary schools - Running Springs, Anaheim Hills and Canyon Rim - in the Orange Unified School District were evacuated Monday, with students bused to Canyon High School.

-The 261 is closed to the 241.

Authorities are closing roads and the highways in the area, however - including parts of the 91, 55, and 241 - so your route to or from the parks might be affected.

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