An intense, fast-moving fire destroyed a landmark waterfront restaurant in Dana Point Harbor.
Proud Mary's sustained $1.5 million in damage in the Saturday-night fire that burned for about an hour, authorities said.
About 70 firefighters and an Orange County sheriff's fire boat were able to keep the blaze from jumping to an adjacent bar from which dozens of patrons were evacuated.
"It was a big one," said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Mike Blawn. "When they first arrived, there was smoke and fire going through the roof. They did a great job of attacking it aggressively and kept it from spreading."
An alarm sounded about 7:30 p.m., several hours after the restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch, had closed for the day. No injuries were reported.