A brush fire burning near the 241 Tollway in Irvine Tuesday has scorched 155 acres and was 60 percent contained late Tuesday.
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, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said early Tuesday.
The injured firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of a minor injury, the OCFA reported.
By late afternoon, OCFA officials said 341 firefighters were still on the fire lines, and the blaze was expected to be 100 percent contained by Thursday.
There had initially been concern that 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, have since reopened, Concialdi 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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