A brush fire burning near the 241 Tollway in Irvine Tuesday has scorched 155 acres and is 10 percent contained.
The spread of the fire has been halted and no structures were threatened and only a single firefighter injury resulted from the blaze, which broke out just before 4:50 p.m. Monday near the toll road and Santiago Canyon Road, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi.
The injured firefighter was taken to a hospital, Concialdi said.
About 300 firefighters were on the ground battling the fire at one point, aided by crews in eight helicopters and six air tankers, Concialdi said.
There was concern the blaze would jump Santiago Canyon Road and firefighters worked to head it off before it reached the thoroughfare, OCFA Capt. Tony Bommarito said.
The blaze didn’t threaten the tollway, but northbound lanes were closed nonetheless, Bommarito said.
All roads, including Santiago Canyon Road and the 241 Tollway, are open, Concialdi said.
About 200 firefighters were expected to remain on scene building containment lines through the night and helicopters would likely be redeployed after sunrise to hit hot spots within the burn area perimeter, Bommarito said.
Wind wasn’t much of a factor, but the fire was fueled by a great deal of dry brush, Concialdi said.
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