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Fire in Westside Costa Mesa displaces 5 people on Christmas Eve

Fire in Westside Costa Mesa displaces 5 people on Christmas Eve
Five people were displaced by a fire on Christmas Eve in a home in the 600 block of West 18th Street in Costa Mesa. (Daily Pilot)

A fire broke out at a Westside Costa Mesa home on Christmas Eve, causing severe damage and displacing five people, including a child, a fire official said Tuesday.

Firefighters responded to the blaze on the 600 block of West 18th Street at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to fire Capt. Chris Coates.

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They saw flames coming out of the windows and doors, Coates said.

“Crews worked hard to prevent the fire from extending to additional buildings,” he said.

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Costa Mesa firefighters, with assistance from their counterparts in Newport Beach, extinguished the fire within about 15 minutes, Coates said.

Three adults and one child — as well as a fourth adult who lived in an attached unit — were displaced, according to Coates. The American Red Cross was called to provide assistance.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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