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Crews stop forward progress of 10-acre brush fire in northern Brea

Firefighters tackled a brush fire that broke out near homes along foothills in northern Brea on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Flames were initially reported in the area of Brea Canyon and Canyon Country Road, Brea Fire Department Officials said in a Tweet at 2:22 p.m. Aerial television footage showed a towering plume of smoke rising from a patch of vegetation near a residential community just west of Humble Reservoir.

No injuries were reported, and no structures were in imminent danger as of 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Brea Police Lt. Chris Harvey said. The fire was traveling north, and spreading away from homes. No evacuations were planned as of Sunday afternoon.

The Orange County Fire Authority, which was assisting in the fight against the fire, at about 3:50 p.m. said the blaze was measured at 4 acres. By about 4:25 p.m. the fire was measured at 10 acres, with 40% containment and forward progress stopped. The Los Angeles County Fire Department, Cal Fire and Anaheim Fire & Rescue were also assisting.

California Highway Patrol logs said the fire was not threatening the 57 Freeway.

However, a SigAlert was issued for the 57 Freeway southbound off-ramp to Brea Canyon Road, which was closed by the fire.


This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

Source: Orange County Register

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