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Lillian Boyd, Dana Point Times

Orange County firefighters responded to a vegetation fire at around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16 behind the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Doheny Beach in Dana Point.

The fire expanded about 3/4 of an acre on the 34400 block of Pacific Coast Highway, leading authorities to close down the southbound PCH overpass that leads to Camino Las Ramblas and entrances to Interstate 5.

Orange County Fire Authority crews responded to a vegetation fire around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16 near the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel in Dana Point. Photo: Lillian Boyd


“Crews were able to put out the fire within 20 minutes,” said Orange County Fire Authority public information officer, Thanh Nguyen.

As of around 2:30 p.m., crews monitored the scene for hotspots. No structures were threatened and there were no reported injuries, according to Nguyen.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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  • A homeless person probably lit a campfire, it’s happened before. That’s what happened when the huge Laguna fire started off Laguna Canyon Road years ago. We have a lot of homeless, now more than ever, and It’s not getting better, it’s getting worse, it’s our responsibility to help these people, give them a place to lay their heads and get food safely.

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