Fire Prompts Evacuations Near Brea Dam Recreational Area In Fullerton

FULLERTON (CNS/FOX 11) - A fire broke out at the Brea Dam Recreational Area in Fullerton Saturday, forcing some evacuations as firefighters battled the flames from the ground and air, but no injuries were immediately reported.

The fire was reported at 1:24 p.m., a dispatcher said. It was under control by 5 p.m. although full containment wasn't expected until later in the evening, a captain with the Brea-Fullerton Fire Department said.

An Orange County Fire Authority captain said that agency was called just before 1:30 p.m. to assist Brea-Fullerton Fire Department counterparts in the 1700 block of Harbor Boulevard.

The fire had scorched about 12 acres by about 4 p.m., according to news reports.

The OCFA sent about 45 firefighters and a helicopter to the scene, the captain said.

Homes along Sunflower Street and Marion Boulevard and Marion Boulevard were threatened and the Fullerton Sports Complex was evacuated, according to the Metronet multi-agency dispatch service.

Units from Anaheim Fire & Rescue and the Garden Grove Fire Department were also assisting.

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