By Taylor Romine, Christina Maxouris, Aya Elamroussi and Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN), A rapidly moving brush fire destroyed at least 20 homes and forced the evacuation of nearly a thousand homes in Orange County, California, on Wednesday, in a premonitory sign of the new normal for the region. CNN's Brandon Miller, Ella Nilsen, Sharif Paget and Taylor Ward contributed to this report. The Coastal Fire near Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel set homes ablaze in Orange County. CNN), A rapidly moving brush fire destroyed at least 20 homes and forced nearly a thousand homes to be evacuated in Orange County, California, Wednesday, in a premonitory sign of the new normal for the region.
AlertoC is a mass notification system designed to keep residents and businesses in Orange County, California informed of emergencies that may require immediate action to save lives. Dry weeds and vegetation will increasingly fuel fires like the one in Orange County, the county fire marshal said. Teams and resources from Orange County, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Anaheim were fighting the fire.