Car Fire on Ortega...

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    Car Fire Sparks Brush Fire Along Ortega Highway: Road Closures
    Two people fled their burning car which started a vegetation fire Friday. An hours-long closure was in effect.
    Updated Sep 13, 2019 8:22 pm ET
    Firefighters are battling a fire along the Ortega Highway Friday afternoon. (OCFA)
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA —A minimum three to four-hour road closure was in effect Friday afternoon after a brush fire began along the Ortega Highway, officials said. California Highway Patrol officers shut down the highway in both directions at 4:30 p.m.

    The fire began along the roadside at the vehicle, and quickly spread uphill, according to CHP officers on the scene.

    Roughly 50-acres have burned as of 5 p.m. according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Jon Muir.

    The car fire sparked and moved into vegetation near Ortega Highway and Nichols Institute Road at just before 4 p.m. Friday.

    "The driver and passengers got out of the car on their own," Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Jon Muir said.

    This is a developing report. Please refresh for the latest information.
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