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FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE WIND DRIVEN 5 ALARM FIRE IN SANTA ANA

The Orange County Fire Authority responded to reports of a fire in a 2 story office building at 1540 E. Edinger Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

The first arriving fire engine company reported heavy fire coming from the first and second floors, according to Orange County Fire Authority Public Information Officer Captain Larry Kurtz. The fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm as burning embers were carried to the south by strong winds from the fire.

The wind driven fire grew and a total of 5 alarms were struck by the Incident Commander. Firefighters from the OCFA were assisted by others from Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, and Orange. A total of over 100 Firefighters fought the fire and patrolled the adjacent areas looking for spot fires.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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