Update: Many evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday evening. Click here for latest on the Canyon Fire 2 evacuation orders.
Many residents affected by a wind-driven brush fire that destroyed or damaged at least three dozen structures -- primarily homes -- in Orange County were allowed to return home Tuesday evening.
As of late Tuesday morning, the Canyon Fire 2 had scorched at least 7,500 acres, or nearly 12 square miles, and is about 25 percent contained.
Overnight, firefighting activity was most active at the fire's southwest edge, near Orange and Tustin. The fire in east Anaheim was "relatively stable" in the early morning hours, officials said.
None of the evacuations ordered impacting some 5,000 residents were lifted overnight, according to the Anaheim Fire and Rescue Department, but most evacuations were lifted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, with some exceptions:
Homes along Windes Drive, north of Santiago Canyon Road in Orange, along with Santa Ana Canyon Road between Woodcrest Road and Gypsum Canyon Road in Anaheim, were expected to remain closed after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Shelters for evacuated residents:
An overnight shelter at El Modena High School in Orange will remain open until 7 a.m. Wednesday and East Anaheim Community Center shelter will be open until 9 p.m. Tuesday, officials said.
Shelters for evacuated animals:
-Country Care Pet Resort in Yorba Linda is taking in pets for residents that need to evacuate, 4691 Valley View Ave.
-Orange County Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Dr. in Costa Mesa, is accepting large animals. The venue was approaching capacity late into the night, and pet owners are urged to call 714-708-1588 before bringing more animals to the grounds.
-Los Alamitos Racetrack, located at 4961 Katella Avenue in Cypress, is accepting large animals.
-Animals owners with disabilities are urged to contact O.C. Animal Care at 714-935-6848
-All Tustin Unified schools closed Tuesday, Oct. 10
- El Modena High School, along with Santiago Charter and El Rancho Charter middle schools will reopen Wednesday.
- Anaheim Hills, Canyon Rim, Chapman Hills, Linda Vista, Panorama and Running Springs elementary schools will remain closed Wednesday.
-AmeriMont Academy's elementary and preschool campuses in Anaheim Hills (the Yorba Linda preschool campus remains open)
-Chapman University in Orange will be closed until further notice because of the fire. More information was expected Tuesday.
Fire authorities gave the following phone numbers for residents in Tustin, Orange and Anaheim to call: