Brush fire engulfs 13 homes in flames in Orange County

Mansions overlooking the ocean are seen engulfed in flames near Laguna Beach in California as strong winds fuel fast-moving brush fire: Residents are ordered to evacuate

  • Homes overlooking the ocean near Laguna Beach have been engulfed in flames from a fast-moving brush fire
  • Dubbed the Coastal Fire, it started at 2.44pm and has, in just a few hours, spread to more than 180 hektaar
  • It is being fueled by strong winds and has set 13 homes homes alight in the Laguna Niguel neighborhood
  • Evacuations have been ordered in the areas as firefighters battle to get flames under control
  • Large homes overlooking the ocean near Laguna Beach in Orange County, Kalifornië, have been engulfed in flames by a fast-moving brush fire.

    The blazedubbed the Coastal Fireignited near a water treatment facility between Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach at 2.44pm local time, Volgens ABC7, and had grown to 183 acres by 6pm.

    The fire is being fueled by strong winds and has whipped across hiking trails in the hills, already engulfing 13 homes in the exclusive enclave, where properties regularly sell for millions of dollars.

    The fire is not currently threatening Laguna Beach itself, but is forcing evacuations in neighboring Laguna Niguel.

    Around 4pm, people living in the area of Pacific Island Drive and Coronado Pointe were also ordered to evacuate by Orange County Sheriff’s officials. Homes along Coronado Pointe sell for $1-10 miljoen, according to Zillow.

    Daarbenewens, residents near Moulton Meadows and Balbo Nyes were advised to be prepared to flee at a moment’s notice.

    Laguna Beach high school has been evacuated. There are no reports of any injuries.

    Smoke is seen rising from the Coastal Fire which ignited near a water treatment facility between Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach at 2.44pm local time

    A home is seen engulfed in flames just a few hours after the fire ignited in Orange County, Kalifornië

    A home is seen engulfed in flames just a few hours after the fire ignited in Orange County, Kalifornië

    A large home is seen burning after the Coastal Fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon. Residents have been told to evacuate

    A large home is seen burning after the Coastal Fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon. Residents have been told to evacuate

    A fire truck is seen at the scene of the fire. Water-dropping helicopters are being used to try and fight the fire

    A fire truck is seen at the scene of the fire. Water-dropping helicopters are being used to try and fight the fire

    Evacuations have been ordered in the area as authorities work to get the flames under control. Water-dropping helicopters are being used to try and fight the fire.

    Luxury resort and golf courseThe Ranch at Laguna Beachhas been evacuated.

    Smoke could reportedly be seen for miles and the fire is zero percent contained.

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    Evacuations have been ordered in the area as authorities work to get the flames under control

    Evacuations have been ordered in the area as authorities work to get the flames under control