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Smoke rises from a small vegetation fire near San Juan Hills Golf Club. Fire crews were able to bring the fire under control within 30 minutes. Photo by Steve Breazeale
Smoke rises from a small vegetation fire near San Juan Hills Golf Club. Fire crews were able to bring the fire under control within 30 minutes. Photo by Steve Breazeale

By Brian Park

Firefighters quickly took out a small vegetation fire near San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano Saturday afternoon.

The Orange County Fire Authority was alerted to the fire at 2:33 p.m., at the corner of Paseo Tirador and Calle Arroyo, said Capt. Mike Summers.

When units arrived at the scene, they found a 50-by-50-foot area of heavy vegetation in flames. Approximately 40 firefighters were able to contain the fire to a 100-by-100-foot area.

The fire was under control by 3 p.m., Summers said. There were no injuries or structures that were threatened. Horses at the nearby Ortega Equestrian Center were moved on-site, said owner Kathy Holman.

Fire crews remain on the scene to overhaul the area, which involves turning over vegetation and checking for hot spots. Summers said the fire appears accidental.

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