Carbon Canyon Fire

July 9, 2011 by staff 

Carbon Canyon FireCarbon Canyon Fire, Carbon Canyon wildfire in Orange County, CA, has reached more than 500 acres, the Los Angeles Times. More than 200 firefighters have contained 87% of the fire, which broke out at 10:45 am Thursday.
Carbon Canyon Road was reopened Friday afternoon after firefighters closed the road to fight the fire. The fire has burned 508 hectares from 1 pm Friday, but was 87 percent contained, Brea, Fullerton Battalion Chief Steve Wood told CBS News.

There were no reports of damage, injury or immediate threats to structures, according to the Los Angeles Times. The flank fire was burning northwest of Los Angeles County, with a smaller branch moving northeast toward the Chino Hills, authorities said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters in Brea, Fullerton, Orange County Fire Authority, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Cal Fire and the Chino Valley were battling the flames, reports CBS. Two helicopters and a plane OCFA were sent to douse the flames.

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