Aerial Imaging Shows Coastal Fire Burning in Orange County

Aerial images captured by the Orange County Fire Authority’s Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System (FIRIS) on May 11 and 12 show the Coastal Fire burning in Laguna Niguel, California.

On Thursday morning, FIRIS reported that the blaze was “holding” at just under 200 acres. “Aggressive containment lines from last night’s resource are holding well,” FIRIS said in a tweet.

The Orange County Fire Authority issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents in Laguna Niguel.

At least 20 homes were destroyed by the fire, local news reports said.

ABC 10 reported Southern California Edison said “electrical circuit activity” was detected around the start of the fire on May 11. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- Orange County Intel 24, May 12, 2022, 06:24 AM on the coastal incident. Looking at the color image of solid retardant lines on both sides of the Canyon, east and west sides.

We'll take it in and focus on this left flank to the retardant line, containment lines. Go to IR, and you'll notice here we have a little spot outside of the containment line but inside of the retardant line. The lat longs noted upper right-hand corner. Mapping at 199 acres. End of recording.

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