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Brush fire burns next to 241 Toll Road in O.C.

November 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A brush fire broke out next to State Route 241, the Eastern Transportation Corridor, on its east side in Anaheim Hills Tuesday night.The fire had burned approximately 40 acres by midnight.

At 10 p.m., there were two fire engines on scene. Orange County Fire Authority officials called for extra resources and fire engines from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). By 10:50 p.m., there were at least 30 engine crews on scene totalling about 90 firefighters.

Weather conditions did not permit air resources, including water-dropping airplanes and helicopters, to fly overnight. They were slated to arrive early Wednesday morning.

The 241 Eastern Transportation Corridor Toll Road, was closed by the California Highway Patrol from the 91 Freeway south to Santiago Canyon Road.

Wind was blowing up to 53 miles per hour and was a factor in the canyon pass area. Low humidity was also a factor.

The fire started at about 9:50 p.m. along the 241 toll road between Windy Ridge Road and the 91 Freeway in Anaheim Hills.

Crews on the ground were attempting to keep the fire from crossing the 241. Homes are situated west of the 241.

No evacuations were ordered. No homes were threatened.


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