Officials in Anaheim, Fullerton and Brea reported that smoke from the Sanderson Fire south of Beaumont in Riverside County was visible Sunday, but stressed that there was no wildfire in Orange County.
“The FPD communications Center has received numerous 911 calls regarding the smell of smoke and ash in the Fullerton area. There are no fires in Fullerton. The smoke is likely coming from a fire in the City of Beaumont,” Fullerton police tweeted at 11:11 a.m.
“With breezy wind, we are getting smoke from #SandersonFIRE near Beaumont carrying our way, heavy at times. While we should always be alert to smoke, there is no immediate threat to Anaheim,” the city of Anaheim tweeted.
Brea police also reported sightings of smoke.
The Sanderson Fire was reported at around 1 a.m. near the intersection of La Borde Canyon Road and Jack Rabbit Trail, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
It was 0% contained by midday Sunday but forward progress had been stopped at 1,500 acres.
An evacuation warning was issued for fewer than a dozen homes in the Moreno Knolls area.