Anaheim Hills Blaze Update – Arson Caused Inferno - Authorities Looking At Stole Car That Started Fire Near Toll Road Booth

Anaheim Hills Blaze Update – Arson Caused Inferno - Authorities Looking At Stole Car That Started Fire Near Toll Road Booth

Windy Ridge Fire Map - OCFA

(Best Syndication) Calmer winds and a cool morning helped firefighters Monday. The Windy Ridge Fire began at a payment plaza on the 241 toll road and has moved toward Canyon Rim Road and Serrano Road in Anaheim Hills and Orange.

There were suspicions that an attempt to hide evidence of a stolen vehicle by catching it on fire caused the fire. Today the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) called the fire arson. Captain Steve Miller of the OCFA said "This is an arson fire." Miller said that the car that was on fire was reported stolen.

The good news is that the fire is about 80 percent contained and should be fully contained by Tuesday morning. There was damage to two homes and two outbuildings were destroyed. There were no deaths but two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

On Sunday Matt Cisowski of the Orange County Fire Authority said that now civilians were injured by one firefighter was cut in the face by an ax. "I know it sounds horrific, but my understanding is that it was a minor facial laceration," he said.

The fire department was alerted about 8 A.M. on Sunday morning and found the fire working its way up the hills to the upscale homes in Anaheim Hills and Orange. The fire blackened over 2,000 acres. The southland is still under a red-flag alert because of low humidity.

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By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Writer

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