Orange County Fire Authority is fighting a Wild Fire near Laguna Canyon Road on the 73 Toll Road on Wednesday June 16 2021.
Updated at 7:42pm on Thursday June 17 2021
UPDATE: Toll Road Hwy 73 Is Open.
All Northbound Lanes Open. Southbound Lane # 1 is open. Southbound Lanes 2 and 3 are closed.
Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is reported that the forward progress was declared stopped at approximately 5:30pm.
OCFA is reporting (8) acres burned.
Fire Crews will be on the scene throughout the night.
OCFA reports that cause of Fire is under investigation.
The Fire is located on the 73 near the 133.
Multi Agencies are working together in a aggressive attack to contain the Fire.
Please avoid the area and use alternate routes.
7:28am on Thursday June 17 2021. Cal Trans OC (Twitter)
– All NB SR-73 lanes are back open.
– SB SR-73 #1 lane is open.
– SB SR-73 #2, 3 lanes remain closed for an extended period of time.
10:30pm: Orange County Fire Authority (Twitter)
Cause of Fire is Under Investigation.
10:33pm: California Highway Patrol (Incident Page)
The Toll Road Hwy 73 Southbound Lane # 1 is reopened and Nwy 73 Northbound all Lanes are reopened.
10:30pm: The Toll Roads (Twitter)
The northbound 73 Toll Road has been re-opened. The southbound 73 remains closed.
6:38pm: Orange County Fire Authority (Twitter)
Forward progress was declared stopped at approximately 5:30pm
Approx 8 acres total (will be adjusted as more info is gathered).
Crews will be on scene at least throughout the night. Investigators on scene.
5:30pm: The Toll Roads Map Closure
4:30pm: Cal Trans OC (Twitter)
R-73 @ JNO SR-133 NB/SB lanes blocked until further notice due to fire.
4:15pm: The City of Laguna Beach (Twitter)
Laguna Beach is assisting OCFA and Newport Beach with a wildfire at 73 and 133.
Currently no threat to the City of Laguna Beach.
Ground and air resources are working to contain the fire.
Residents are urged to avoid the area and find an alternate route.
4:00pm: OCFA Report (Twitter)
Multi-agency response. Engines, dozers, hand crews, rotary wing and fixed wing on scene.
Firefighters making aggressive attack.
Update: Multi-agency response. Engines, dozers, hand crews, rotary wing and fixed wing on scene. Firefighters making aggressive attack. pic.twitter.com/0zMsTMU9Pl
— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) June 16, 2021
3:30pm: OCFA Report (Twitter)
Firefighters on scene of a vegetation fire on the SB 73 just west of the 133. Avoid the area.
3:30pm: OC Parks Report (Twitter)
OC Parks is reporting that Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is temporarily closed due to wildfire.
3:00pm: California Highway Patrol Incident Report
Brush Fire Reported on Southbound Highway 73. (West of Highway 133)
Traffic being diverted at Newport Coast Drive and at El Toro Road.
4:00pm: The Toll Roads Report (Twitter)
ROAD ALERT: Vegetation fire on the Southbound 73 Toll Road near the 133.
Please stay safe and avoid the area.
Orange County Air Quality
Prior to the Fire, South Coast Air Quality Management District reported good air quality on the Orange County Coast for Wednesday June 16 2021.
Laguna Canyon Weather
Wednesday June 16 2021 at 5:00pm: Temperatures are around 80 Degrees with 14 mph Winds and 47% Humidity.
Southern California Edison Wildfire Power Shut Off Map is Online
When there is a high risk for a wildfire SCE may temporarily shut off power to your neighborhood to prevent our electric system from becoming the source of an ignition.
See the interactive map to search impacted areas as well as locations of SCE Community Crew Vehicles and Community Resource Centers.
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