The landmark Orange Hill Restaurant. Courtesy of the restaurant
The landmark Orange Hill Restaurant. Courtesy of the restaurant

A vegetation fire burned uphill toward a restaurant in the city of Orange but firefighters stopped it before it reached the eatery, authorities said Monday.

The wind-driven fire was reported just below the Orange Hill Restaurant at 6410 E. Chapman Ave. at 7:19 p.m. Sunday, said Capt. Casey Fieldhouse of the Orange Fire Department.

“Crews quickly went to work deploying hose lines to combat the fast- moving fire,” Fieldhouse said. Due to the fire’s potential, additional units were requested. A total of 30 firefighters responded to the blaze.

“The fire caused no damage to the structure and was contained to approximately one-eighth acre,” he said. The flames were out in about 15 minutes and hot spots were out an hour later.

A preliminary damage estimate was not available and the cause of the fire is under investigation, Fieldhouse said.

While the Orange Hill Restaurant was not damaged, “the kitchen hood system was activated during the incident and the restaurant will subsequently be closed until it can be serviced,” he said.

—City News Service

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