Firefighting gear at the Brea Dam fire. Courtesy OnScene.TV
Firefighting gear at the Brea Dam fire. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A non-injury fire broke out at the Brea Dam Recreational Area in Fullerton Saturday, scorching 12 acres of vegetation and forcing some evacuations as firefighters battled the flames from the ground and air.

The fire was reported at 1:24 p.m., a dispatcher said.

It was under control by 3:45 p.m. and fully contained at 5:50 p.m., said Assistant Chief Julie Kunze of the Brea and Fullerton fire departments.

About 100 firefighters responded along with two helicopters, one from the Orange County Fire Authority and another from Anaheim Fire & Rescue, Kunze said.

An Orange County Fire Authority captain said that agency was called to the 1700 block of Harbor Boulevard just before 1:30 p.m. to assist.

In addition to the helicopter, the OCFA sent about 45 firefighters to the scene, the captain said.

There were voluntary evacuations of homes along Sunflower Street and Marion Boulevard and the Fullerton Sports Complex was evacuated, Kunze said.

Units from Anaheim Fire & Rescue and the Garden Grove and Costa Mesa fire departments also assisted or provided backup.

— City News Service

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