The Coastal Fire destroyed dozens homes between Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach

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A vegetation fire broke out near Aliso Wood Canyon between Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach, near a water treatment plant, Wednesday afternoon, and grew to roughly 200 acres by Wednesday. The „” became a big one with 0% containment threatening million-dollar mansions in Southern California. Massive flames could be seen from miles away along the coast. Evacuations were ordered in the Coronado Pointe and Pacific Island Drive areas and dozens homes were engulfed. At least 20 were destroyed. A voluntary evacuation order was also issued for people in the Balboa Nyes neighborhood. Crews fought the blaze from above with aircrafts, dropping fire retardant and water. The fire, favorized dry conditions from an ongoing severe drought in the entire region is fast moving fueled by gusty winds that reached up to 30 mph and continued to spread, specifically in the Aliso Woods Canyon area.

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A reception area was set for those who evacuated at the Crown Valley Community Center. The Orange County Emergency Operations Center has also created a public information hotline to respond to questions from residents.There have been no reports of any injuries. the mayor of Laguna Niguel, said the city’s water district has sent out an alert asking residents to reduce water usage. A state of emergency was declared in Laguna Niguel, about 50 miles south of Los Angeles.