A coastal fire in Southern California is destroying several homes

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A fire in Southern California that burned several homes caused the evacuation of residents nearby. Helicopter antennas from the NBC branch of KNBC show flames from what is known as a coastal fire that was burning along the canyon area between Laguna Nigel and Alice Viejo in Orange County. At an evening briefing with representatives of the Southern California Fire Department, a spokesman said about 20 homes had been destroyed. Melanie Vingo of KCRA 3 traveled to Orange County to provide a live broadcast of the fire. Follow the latest news here. Look at the antennas of the fire, which continued to burn until Wednesday evening. Coastal fire activities. As of 10:38 p.m., the fire had burned at least 195 acres, and reportedly no fire containment was reported to the Orange County Fire Department. The fire tore through thick bushes as it burned up the mountain towards Alice Summit Trail and nearby homes. A huge plume of smoke could be seen for miles in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Crews dropped fire lines along the perimeter of the coastal fire to slow the spread. KCRA 3 chief meteorologist Mark Finan said the fire is pushing a coastal wind up the sides of the canyons. See a briefing by firefighters at 7.30pm below. Evacuation of Coastal Fires According to the Orange County Fire Department, the area north of Flying Cloud and Pacific Island leads to Highlands Avenue and Pacific Island Drive is subject to mandatory evacuation order. In the area south of Flying Cloud and Pacific Island heading to Pacific Island Drive and Crown Valley Parkway, warned of an evacuation, the fire department said. If a mandatory evacuation order is issued, it means that there is a legitimate security threat. It is time to leave the area immediately, taking with you only the necessary valuables. With evacuation warnings residents are not yet required to leave, but they should be careful and ready to leave at any time. People of Nigel Lagoon are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at www.alertoc.com and register for Nixle by sending an SMS: 92677 to 888-777.You can see the evacuation zones in real time here. | RELATED | California 2022 Forest Fire Preparedness Guide: What You Need to Know and How to Stay Safe

A fire in Southern California that burned several homes caused the evacuation of residents nearby.

Helicopter antennas from the NBC branch of KNBC show flames from what is known as a coastal fire that is burning along the canyon area between Laguna Nigel and Alice Viejo in Orange County. At an evening briefing with representatives of the Southern California Fire Department, a spokesman said about 20 homes had been destroyed.

Melanie Vingo of KCRA 3 traveled to Orange County to provide a live broadcast of the fire. Follow the news here.

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Look at the antennas of the fire, which continued to burn until Wednesday evening.

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Coastal fire activities

As of 10:38 p.m., the fire had covered at least 195 acres, and there was no known fire containment, according to the Orange County Fire Department.

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The fire tore through thick bushes as it burned up the mountain towards Alice Summit Trail and nearby homes. A huge club of smoke could be seen for miles in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Crews dropped fire lines along the perimeter of the coastal fire to slow the spread.

KCRA 3 chief meteorologist Mark Finan said the wind on land was pushing the fire up the sides of the canyons.

See a briefing by firefighters at 7:30 p.m. below.

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Coastal fire evacuation

According to the Orange County Fire Department, in the area north of Flying Cloud and Pacific Island, which move to Highlands Avenue and Pacific Island Drive, a mandatory evacuation is required.

An area south of the Flying Cloud and Pacific Island, moving to Pacific Island Drive and Crown Valley Parkway, has been warned of an evacuation, fire officials said.

If a mandatory evacuation order is issued, it means that there is a legitimate security threat. It is time to leave the area immediately, taking with you only the necessary valuables. With evacuation warnings residents are not yet required to leave, but they should be careful and ready to leave at any time.

People of Laguna Nigel are urged to sign up for emergency alerts www.alertoc.com and register on Nixle by sending an SMS: 92677 to 888-777.

You can see here evacuation zones in real time.

| RELATED | California 2022 Forest Fire Preparedness Guide: What You Need to Know and How to Stay Safe

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