Brush Fire Burning Near Laguna Beach 60 percent Contained at 50 Acres

Local news
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A 50-acre brush fire that was raging in Laguna Canyon on Sunday is now 60 percent contained.

The blaze was first reported at 12:57 p.m. at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

The fire prompted the closure of Laguna Canyon Road between El Toro Road and Canyon Acres for hours and was burning in an open space east of Laguna Beach. Laguna Coast and Aliso and Wood Canyons wilderness parks were closed.

“We have helicopters and ground crews making a good attack,” said Capt. Tom Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority.

“We had fixed-wings on scene but they had to leave because of that coastal marine layer that’s coming in, they lost visibility. That helps us on the fire ground because it brings in that humidity. ”

No structures were threatened, and no evacuations were ordered.

More than 100 firefighters from several agencies responded to the blaze, including Cal Fire, Brea, Anaheim, Fullerton, City of Orange and emergency personnel from Laguna Beach Police and OC Parks, officials said.

Fire crews will remain on scene throughout the night to monitor the area and put out hot spots.

KTLA’s Stephen Acosta contributed to this story. 

Most Popular

Latest News

More News