Brush fire in Laguna Niguel destroys more than 20 homes; evacuations ordered

The Coastal Fire crests a hill near near Pacific Island Drive and Coronado Pointe Wednesday, May 11. Valley News/Orange County Sheriff's Department photo
LAGUNA NIGUEL (CNS) - Firefighters were working today to put out hot spots and lingering flames of a fire that swept through a ritzy neighborhood in Laguna Niguel prompting hundreds of households to evacuate and destroying multimillion-dollar homes.More than 20 homes have been destroyed in Aliso Canyon in Orange County in the fire that has consumed at least 200 acres, with no containment percentage available and no cause having been determined.At a briefing at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, authorities released updates, including the following information: one firefighter was injured on Wednesday and taken to a hospital for evaluation; evacuation orders, both mandatory and voluntary, remain in place, with about 900 homes under evacuation; a hotline number for residents to receive information
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