Brush Fire Near Irvine Amphitheatre

While driving around the 48th congressional district, I saw a huge plume of smoke coming from the area near the Irvine Spectrum.

This being Southern California, brush fires are really nothing to stop and gawk at. I just kept on driving and didn’t go by the area until later in the day. After working on a few of my blogs, I left the Diedrich near UCI and drove out to Laguna Beach. Taking a little bit of a longer route, I drove by the Irvine Amphitheater and saw numerous Orange County Fire District trucks all parked around a blackened patch of hillside.

Looks like they tackled the brushfire without any problem.

2 Comments so far

  1. terry (unregistered) on August 29th, 2005 @ 9:31 am

    According to the register,The driver, a 17-year-old Lake Forest girl, was headed north on the 133 when she hit the center divider as she tried to turn onto the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway, said Capt. Stephen Miller, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority. The car spun around, careened off the freeway and into the brush, sparking the fire at 1:25 p.m.

  2. Mike Randall (unregistered) on August 29th, 2005 @ 9:39 am

    Thanks for the details Terry. Now I know what caused it.

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