PHOTOS: Laguna Niguel fire destroys homes in Orange County

At least 20 homes in Laguna Niguel were destroyed by a brush fire that spread rapidly amid strong winds, and crews continue to battle the flames on Thursday.

Evacuations remain in effect for parts of Orange County.

Follow the latest updates on FOX 11. 

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Laguna Niguel, CA - May 11: Multiple homes on Pacific Island in Laguna Niguel burn in the wind whipped Costal Fire on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The sound of live munitions exploding could be heard, making the fire-fighting efforts more dangerous.(Photo by Mindy Schauer/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)