[symple_googlemap title=”Coto de Caza fire” location=”17 Tortoise Shell, Coto de Caza, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”13″]

Four firefighters were hurt Friday battling a brush fire in Coto de Caza and briefly threatened some homes before crews got the upper hand.

None of the firefighter injuries sustained life-threatening injuries, according to the Orange County Fire Authority, which reported that the blaze blackened 20 acres.

OCFA Capt. Larry Kurtz said the fire, which was reported at 11:22 a.m. at 17 Tortoise Shell, initially threatened some houses. The cause of the blaze, which was contained by 2:15 p.m., was under investigation, but it’s not considered suspicious, he said.

About 70 firefighters attacked the flames from the air and on ground, Kurtz said.

— City News Service

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