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Laguna Niguel wildfire destroyed at least 20 mansions

fire scene. (AP)

SouthcaliforniaOrange CountyA fire broke out in Laguna Niguel on the afternoon of the 11th, in which more than 20 houses were burnt to ashes. It is said that due to the influence of sea wind and topographical environment, there were initially about 200 acres of bushes and weeds between Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach), another coastal town that caused wildfires and wildfires. spread rapidly. Hill. Sea view community. As of press time on the morning of the 12th, the wildfire has not been completely controlled, and at least one firefighter was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

According to the latest fire information released by the Orange County Fire Department on the 12th, about 24 luxury homes were destroyed by the fire, and the wildfire spread to an area of ​​at least 200 acres that has not been fully controlled. About 900 residential residents near the fire site received mandatory evacuation orders and voluntary evacuation notices.

According to media reports, the latest sign is that climate change is making California more drought-prone and more prone to fires. The fire, called the Coastal Fire, started at around 2:44 pm on the 11th. The weather was pleasant and strong that day. The wildfire occurred in Aliso Wood Canyon Canyon in front of the luxury residential community. The wildfire initially covered three acres and then expanded rapidly. Fearing fire, hundreds of residents of the community were evacuated, and at one point there was overcrowding. That night, firefighters worked hard to put out the fire and try to stop the fire from spreading to nearby communities.

Evacuation orders have been issued for multimillion-dollar homes at Coronado Point Street, Vista Court, Via Las Rosa, and The Ranch Golf Course and Resort in the Pacific Island area where the fire broke out. At approximately 8:25 p.m. on the 11th, residents of the Balboa Trust community in Laguna Beach can choose to voluntarily vacate. The evacuated residents can come back, but they need to be on alert overnight. A refugee center has been established in the Crown Valley community (29751 Crown Valley Pucca), and the city is reminding residents to avoid Pacific Island Road from Highland Street to Crown Valley Parkway.

after the fire,Southern CaliforniaEdison Electric investigators arrived at the scene. The power company is said to have sent a letter to the state’s Public Utilities Commission informing the condition of transmission lines at and around the site during the fire.

The official announcement of the fire information hotline for residents is 714-628-7085; The Animal Services Information Hotline is 949-470-3045 Extension 0; Residents can also learn about fire-related information online at

fire scene.  (AP)
fire scene. (AP)

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