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Shock vid shows flames ENGULFING Laguna Niguel homes near Laguna Beach as Aliso Woods Canyon fire forces evacuations

A BRUSH fire broke out near Laguna Beach on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in several firefighters responding to the scene.

The fire occurred at a water treatment plant near Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

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A brush fire is burning in Laguna Beach, according to the Orange County Fire AuthorityCredit: KCRA
A thick cloud of smoke covered the area

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A thick cloud of smoke covered the areaCredit: KCRA
A voluntary evacuation has been proposed for residents in the area

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A voluntary evacuation has been proposed for residents in the areaCredit: KCRA
A waterfall helicopter was brought in to fight the flames

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A waterfall helicopter was brought in to fight the flamesCredit: KCRA

A waterfall helicopter was brought to the scene to fight the flames with crews at the scene asking for a fixed-wing aircraft to help.

Authorities initially said the flames did not immediately threaten all structures in the distance.

Voluntary evacuations were issued by the Laguna Beach Police Department to residents living nearby.

However, residents and their pets have been told to make preparations if an immediate evacuation order is issued.

“OCFA is at the scene of an approximately 3 acre vegetation fire in Aliso Woods Canyon,” the Orange County Fire Authority wrote in a tweet.

“We are in unanimous command @LagunaBeachFD. We have heavy resources on the ground and in the air. We will release additional information as it becomes available. ”

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