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Brush Fire in Irvine Caused by Illegal Fireworks

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A brush fire burns Sunday in Irvine Regional Park | Photo via the Orange County Fire Authority
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A 75-acre brush fire in Irvine Regional Park was 100% contained this morning wit firefighters expecting full control later this evening. The Orange County Fire Authority was alerted to the blaze at 3:16 p.m. on the Fourth of July, prompting about 160 firefighters on the ground to respond in addition to helicopters, bulldozers and a fixed wing aircraft. No injuries or structure damage was reported. The cause was listed as illegal fireworks.

Another small brush fire erupted last night on Largo Street in Laguna Hills, but it was quickly knocked down by responding units, according to Capt. Greg McKeown on Twitter.