YORBA LINDA (CBSLA.com) — Crews made quick work of a roughly 5-acre brush fire Thursday in Yorba Linda.
The flames were reported about 12:15 p.m. near the 21400 block of Casino Ridge Road, and about 120 firefighters were dispatched to battle the blaze, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Matt Levesque.
A water-dropping helicopter was on the scene along with additional aircraft after crews had some difficulty reaching the blaze on the ground, officials said.
The fire was mostly extinguished by 1:30 p.m.
A man was detained and later arrested with the assistance of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, according to Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock.
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s helicopter crew in the area spotted the running man and were able to land and detain him, according to Hallock. It was not immediately clear if the blaze was accidental or arson.
Three air tankers from the state fire department were dropping fire retardant, and the OCFA and state had helicopters making water drops, according to OCFA Capt. Steve Concialdi.
Anaheim and Fullerton firefighters also helped battle the blaze, Concialdi said.
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