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Carbon Canyon brush fire grows to 390 acres

July 7, 2011 |  5:35 pm

Firefighters in Orange County have achieved about 50% containment of a brush fire that has burned about 390 acres in the Carbon Canyon area in Brea.

There were no reports of damage, injuries or immediate threats to structures. The main fire flank was burning northwest toward Los Angeles County, with a smaller branch moving northeast toward the Chino Hills, officials said.

Carbon Canyon Road was closed between Santa Fe Road and the San Bernardino County line. The blaze broke out about 10:45 a.m., officials said, and grew throughout the day.

More than 200 firefighters from across the region were battling fighting the fire on the ground. They were being assisted by water-dropping helicopters and aerial tankers.

The city of Brea has set up a hot line with recorded updates. For information, call (714) 990-7732


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