A large plume of smoke from a brush fire rises over the city of Orange, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. A wildfire has erupted about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles in the hill country of eastern Orange County. The Anaheim Fire Department said the fire erupted late Monday morning. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
The fire, which started Monday morning, has covered parts of Orange County with a cloud of smoke. The smoke and clouds are so thick that it blocked out the sun over the theme park, which is decorated for Halloween.
The fire has spread fast and is being called a “wind-driven event.”
Firefighters have been focusing on getting residents to safety instead of putting out the flames. They were hoping for more favorable weather to help attack the fire. By Monday night, only 5 percent of the fire was contained, the LA Times reported.