The coastal fire is burning in the Laguna Niguel area, fueled by intense winds. Several homes were actively burning Wednesday afternoon.
Details: The fire started around 3 p.m. in a canyon near Laguna Beach and raced upward, reaching a subdivision at the top of the ridge. Several houses caught fire in Coronado Pointe, near the Aliso Summit hiking trail.
Mandatory evacuations: Communities approximately Pacific Island Drive and Coronado Pointe should evacuate immediately, Orange County Sheriff’s officials said.
Voluntary evacuations: Balboa Nyes neighborhood
Shelter: Crown Valley Community Center at 29751 Crown Valley Parkway in Laguna Niguel
Road closures: People are asked to avoid the area around Pacific Island Drive and the Coronado Pointe area.
Los Angeles Times