Anaheim Hills and Orange County Wildfire Spreads to 60 Acres

ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif., Nov. 25 (UPI) — California firefighters say a wildfire burning near Anaheim Hills in Orange County is 15 percent contained.

Orange County Fire Authority spokeswoman Tasha Schilling said no structures had been burned and no evacuations had been ordered in connection with the fire, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The blaze was reported around 10 p.m. Tuesday by the California Highway Patrol and had spread to 60 acres, KABC-TV, Los Angeles, reported.

The authority’s Capt. Greg McKeown said rising wind gusts on Wednesday would make it harder for about 200 firefighters to battle the blaze, near the Irvine, Calif., Ranch Conservancy.

“That’s a big concern for us, especially with all the hot embers and all the hot spots that are still inside the perimeter of the fire,” he told KABC.

The National Weather Service issued a red-flag wildfire warning for Orange County Wednesday, with low humidity and winds expected to gust as high as 50 mph.

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