Brush fire erupts on State Route 241 near Irvine Lake; campgrounds evacuated

A brush fire burned along State Route 241 near Santiago Canyon Road in Irvine on Monday, July 13, 2015. (KABC)

A brush fire erupted along State Route 241 near Santiago Canyon Road in Irvine on Monday.

The blaze was threatening some structures near Irvine Lake and the Santiago Canyon Landfill, according to the Orange County Fire Authority and the Orange County Emergency Operations Center. Two abandoned structures caught fire, OCFA said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department said deputies evacuated around 10-15 people. There was no word on any injuries.

Campgrounds near Irvine Lake were evacuated.

The OCFA received a call about the blaze at around 10:45 a.m.


As of 1:15 p.m., the blaze had charred 150 acres with the potential to reach 200 acres. The forward progress of the fire has been stopped, according to the OCFA.

Santiago Canyon Road was closed down between State Route 241 and Modjeska Canyon due to the flames. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.
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