Published On: Tue, Oct 10th, 2017

Disneyland open? Fire spreads smoky clouds to park

EmbedShare As fast-moving wildfires spark evacuations and devastate communities, California residents shared these first-hand videos. USA TODAYA firefighter puts water on a home destroyed by the Canyon Fire No. 2 in Anaheim Hills, Calif., Oct. 9, 2017.(Photo: Paul Buck/EPA)A fast-moving fire in the hills near Southern California’s Disneyland resort made for an unusual, smoggy backdrop for photo-taking visitors to the amusement park.But the resort remains open, Disneyland said in a statement to USA TODAY. Gusty winds following months of dry weather sparked more than a dozen wildfires in California, killing at least 10 as flames swept through the state’s heavily touristed Napa and Sonoma wine countries north of San Francisco.In Southern California, Santa Ana winds spread the Canyon 2 Fire in Anaheim, Calif. to 6,000 acres, burning at least a dozen structures in Orange County. At last 5,000 homes were evacuated. The afternoon smoke plumes lent a particularly Halloween air to visitors’ pictures at nearby Disneyland.In Florida last month, Walt Disney World closed four of its theme parks for at least two days due to Hurricane Irma, only the fifth closure in the park’s history. Contributing: Associated PressParadise Pier at #Disneyland eerily quiet. Coaster stuck & evacuated, Toy Story closed, Anaheim fire clouds above. California Adventure. Nicole captured this image as the smoke of the wildfires in Anaheim Hills covered the sky and turned it into “pumpkin” orange to match the Halloween decorations at #Disneyland. (Photo: Brooke Nicole)A post shared by CNN (@cnn) on Crazy shot at Disneyland today. There is a fire in Anaheim Hills and it was pretty smokey here with Ash falling down as well. #anaheim #smokey #sun #disneylandA post shared by Denise Courtoreille-Krueger (@dkrueger73) on