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Orange County brush fire containment increases to 40%

October 07, 2013|By Ari Bloomekatz
  • An Orange County Fire Authority helicopter makes a water drop on the Baker Fire near Santiago Canyon Road on Sunday.
An Orange County Fire Authority helicopter makes a water drop on the Baker… (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles…)

Firefighters continue to make progress on containing a roughly 50-acre fire burning in an unincorporated area of southeast Orange County.

Containment of the fire near the edge of the Cleveland National Forest had increased to 40% Monday morning, officials reported. Earlier in the day, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said at least one firefighter had suffered minor injuries and one building was damaged.

The fire started about 10:10 a.m. Sunday in a large mulch pile at a nursery in the 27900 block of Baker Canyon Road. The blaze in the Silverado area spread quickly Sunday afternoon as about 125 firefighters, aided by helicopters and air tankers, fought to contain it.

Concialdi said the flames were driven Sunday by steady Santa Ana winds and dry conditions with relative humidity in the single digits.


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