Crews Battling Brush Fire in Orange County; 1 Firefighter Hurt

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A firefighter suffered minor injuries and one building was damaged Sunday as a blaze charred 30 acres in Silverado, an unincorporated area of southeast Orange County, authorities said.


A helicopter drops water on the so-called Baker fire in Orange County near the Cleveland National Forest. (Al Schaben / Los Angeles Times / October 6, 2013)

The injured firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment to his ankle, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi.

He said the damaged structure was an outbuilding. No homes are threatened, Concialdi said, and authorities hope to keep the so-called Baker fire to less than 100 acres.

About 125 firefighters from departments across Orange County and beyond were battling the fire on Sunday afternoon. They were aided by helicopters and air tankers.

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