FULLERTON (CBSLA) — Evacuations were ordered as a brush fire in Fullerton crept near homes. The approximately 8-acre fire erupted near Castlewood and Coyote Hills Drive around 7:40 p.m. Officers were notifying residents of homes in the immediate area that were being evacuated.
- 2200 block Ardmore
- 2200 Pick Wick Place
- 1700 block of Berkshire
- All of Chantilly
- All of Somerset
- All of Brooke Lane
- All of Walker Lane
- 1700 block of Deerwood
- 2100 block of Dalewood
- 1700 block of Summerwood
The Fullerton Community Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., was opened for those displaced by the evacuations.
At 10 p.m., Fullerton police said all residents who left their homes on foot could return, but that roads would remain closed to vehicle traffic until all the fires were out.
The Fullerton Fire Department and the Fullerton Police Department were on-scene in the area of Gilbert and Castlewood, where they said the fire was confined to the northeast corner of the intersection.
The evacuation orders were still in place as firefighters worked to knockdown the remaining flames, but police said no homes were at risk of burning.
Gilbert was closed from Rosecrans to Imperial.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation.