BREAKING NEWS: Mansions are seen engulfed in flames near Laguna Beach in Orange County as strong winds fuel fast-moving brush fires
- Ocean houses near Laguna Beach are on fire due to fast-moving bushfires
- Dubbed the ‘Coastal Fire’, it started at 2.44pm and within a few hours spread over more than 180 acres.
- Fueled by strong winds, 13 homes were set on fire in the Laguna Niguel neighborhood
- Evacuations have been ordered in areas where firefighters are battling to control the flames
Large oceanfront homes near Laguna Beach in Orange County, California, have caught fire due to a fast-moving membrane fire.
The fire – nicknamed the coastal fire – broke out near a water treatment facility between Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach at 2:44 pm local time, according to the British Guardian newspaper. ABC7and had grown to 183 acres by 6 p.m.
The fire was ignited by high winds and has already engulfed 13 homes.
Laguna Beach High School is evacuated. There were no reports of injuries.
Smoke is seen rising from the Coastal Fire that broke out near a water treatment facility between Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach at 2:44 p.m. local time.
A house was seen engulfed in flames a few hours after the fire broke out in Orange County, California
A large house burns after a coastal fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon. Residents have been told to evacuate
A fire truck was seen at the scene of the fire. Helicopters are used to drop water to try to fight the fire
Evacuation orders have been issued in the area as the authorities are working to control the flames. Helicopters are used to drop water to try to fight the fire.
The luxury resort and golf course – The Ranch at Laguna Beach – has been evacuated.
Smoke could reportedly be seen for miles and the fire was contained to zero percent.
This is an evolving story, and there is more to follow.
Evacuation orders have been issued in the area as the authorities are working to control the flames