Orange County to use fences to keep homeless out of flood control channels

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Orange County is taking steps to keep the homeless out of flood control channels by fencing them off.

The fencing will go up along flood control channels in Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Westminster.

In some cases, existing fences that have been cut away will be reinforced.

The fencing plan follows this summer's arson fires in the Santiago Creek area of Santa Ana.

One fire caused $20,000 in damage.

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