BREAKING NEWS: Mansions are seen engulfed in flames near Laguna Beach in Orange County as strong winds fuel fast-moving brush fire
More than 12 homes overlooking the ocean near Laguna Beach in Orange County have been engulfed in flames as fast-moving brush fire spreads is fueled by strong winds.
The fire – dubbed the Coastal Fire – ignited near a water treatment facility between Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach at 2.44pm, according to ABC7, and had quickly grown to 30 acres by 5pm.
Evacuations have been ordered in the area as authorities work to get the fire under control. Water-dropping helicopters are being used to try and fight the fire.
Luxury resort and golf course – The Ranch at Laguna Beach – has been evacuated.
Smoke could reportedly be seen for miles.
This is a developing story, more to follow.
The fire ignited between Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach, according to ABC7 , and has quickly grown to 30 acres