Firefighters outside the burning home in Laguna Hills. Courtesy Orange County Fire Authority
Firefighters outside the burning home in Laguna Hills. Courtesy Orange County Fire Authority

A two-story home in Laguna Hills was heavily damaged in a fire Friday, with losses estimated at $700,000, authorities said.

The Orange County Fire Authority received numerous 911 calls from neighbors about the fire just before midnight and found the home in the 25500 block of Charlemagne well-involved in flames, said OCFA Capt. Steve Concialdi.

A man and woman inside escaped without injuries, Concialdi said.

“The man heard glass breaking downstairs and woke the woman  and they got out of the home,” Concialdi said.

The flames threatened nearby homes but 50 firefighters protected the other structures and put out the flames at 12:33 a.m., he said.

Besides damaging the five-bedroom home, the flames destroyed an SUV parked in the driveway, Concialdi said. Damage was estimated at $600,000 to the structure and $100,000 to the home’s contents, he said.

The couple were staying with relatives, Concialdi said, adding that the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

—City News Service

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