A massive fire, called the "Coastal Fire," engulfed more than a dozen multimillion-dollar mansions near the Laguna Hills area in Orange County.
A Laguna Niguel family saw their home get destroyed by the Coastal Fire while watching FOX News' coverage of Wednesday's blaze. As the family is in the process of a rebuild, they vow to fly the U.S. flag that firefighters were able to salvage from the fire.
FOX 11's Christina Gonzalez was in Laguna Niguel as families returning from the evacuation orders are picking up the pieces after their homes caught on fire.
Fire officials say some returned to Laguna Niguel after being ordered to evacuate -- only to see their homes have been destroyed.
Two firefighters have been injured while fighting the blaze.
FOX 11's Ed Laskos was in Laguna Niguel surveying the destructive path left by the Coastal Fire.
Fire officials said at least 20 multimillion-dollar mansions have been destroyed after a fire erupted in Orange County. Laguna Niguel city officials said 900 homes are under evacuation orders.
Officials give an update on the Coastal Fire more than 24 hours after the massive blaze engulfed Laguna Niguel neighborhoods.
Some parts of Southern California remain under a Smoke Advisory Thursday due to the Coastal Fire burning in Laguna Niguel.
“It’s shocking to me to see their homes like this,” Fred Minager said in disbelief. “There’s nothing to salvage. There’s nothing. Everything is burned. I can’t even recognize it.”
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.
Southern California Edison has advised state utility regulators that unspecified electrical “circuit activity” occurred around the time a destructive wildfire erupted in the coastal community of Laguna Niguel.
A 200-acre wildfire destroyed homes from Laguna Niguel to Laguna Beach.
Firefighters are working to save multimillion-dollar homes after a fire erupted in Orange County.
FOX 11's Koco McAboy was outside a home in Laguna Niguel where a Tesla sitting in the driveway exploded and the house itself completely burned to the ground.
Homes in the Laguna Niguel area were destroyed after the Coastal Fire spread across neighborhoods.
FOX 11's Koco McAboy is in the neighborhood surveying the destructive path left by the Coastal Fire.
FOX 11's photojournalist Sam Dubin was in the Laguna Niguel area surveying the damages left by the Coastal Fire.
FOX 11's crew was at the scene when one of the homes' roofs collapse. Several loud bangs were heard in the Orange County neighborhood as homes continue to burn.
A bat has tested for rabies in Orange County.