Chino Hills fire: One home damaged, forward progress stopped after 154 acres burned

CHINO HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- At least one home was damaged by flames as a brush fire scorched through 154 acres in Chino Hills on Sunday.

Firefighters appeared to be making headway battling the flames, with forward progress stopped and containment listed at 65% by evening.

No evacuations were ordered and no injuries were reported. Dry, hot conditions were contributing to the spread, with temperatures in the 90s through the afternoon and a light breeze fanning the flames.

The flames came dangerously close to a number of homes and one house on Miramonte Court incurred extensive damage when flames broke out on the roof. Firefighters attacked the structure fire with water and were able to keep it from spreading to other homes.

A multi-acre brush fire was burning in Chino Hills Sunday afternoon, possibly threatening nearby homes.

A multi-acre brush fire was burning in Chino Hills Sunday afternoon, possibly threatening nearby homes.



The vegetation fire - named the Star Fire - began near Chino Hills Parkway and Falling Star Lane just before 2 p.m., according to the Chino Valley Independent Fire Department.

Chino Valley Fire crews were working to contain the blaze and urged people to avoid the area.

Chino Hills Parkway between Falling Star and Chino Avenue were closed to traffic.



Los Angeles County Fire and Cal Fire also responded to the scene.
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