Tustin brush fire was arson, say officials

TUSTIN, Calif.

The fire was reported around 3:15 p.m. Saturday near Tustin Ranch Road and Portola Parkway.

The flames came dangerously close to homes. Residents along Collar and Riehl avenues were evacuated from about a dozen homes, while some 75 firefighters and a water-dropping helicopter went to work.

A few hours later, firefighters had the blaze contained and residents were able to return to their homes.

No one has been arrested for starting the fire.

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