The cities of Anaheim and Corona woke up to a wild fire in the canyons. The fire spreads over 2 counties Orange County and Inland Empire and has burned over 2,000 acres already, threatening over 1,900 homes in the area.

Motorist describes driving past fire along freeway in Riverside, California, which has grown to 2,000 acres, as "driving through hell." from LosAngeles

By the evening of September 26, the blaze was 15% contained. In southern California autumn is the time when most destructive fires have occurred. By the time October comes around it also brings hot winds that could easily help spread brush fires.