Brush fire burns 12 acres in Laguna Beach

A brush fire erupted in the 1900 block of Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach Friday, July 3, 2015. (Luke Smialowicz and https://twitter.com/BuyLagunaBeach)

A fast-moving brush fire erupted in the 1900 block of Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach Friday afternoon, prompting the temporary closure of State Route 73.

The fire, which burned 12 acres, was knocked down at about 5:30 p.m., Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Capt. Tony Bommarito said.

The fire brought a strong ground and air response from the OCFA and Laguna fire which included 150 firefighters and emergency personnel, two water-dropping helicopters, two fixed-winged aircraft and three CalFire hand-crew strike teams, Bommarito said.

One lane is open in each direction on Laguna Canyon Road. State Route 73 has reopened in both directions.

Residents were advised to shelter-in-place in the area of Arroyo and Canyon Acres drives due to downed power lines. Crews have since deactivated the power lines.

No homes were threatened. One firefighter suffered an ankle injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He's expected to make a full recovery.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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