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Crash on Laguna Canyon Road ignites small brush fire

Crash on Laguna Canyon Road ignites small brush fire
A tow truck moves a burned car that crashed along Laguna Canyon Road on Sunday and ignited a quarter-acre brush fire. (Courtesy of Laguna Beach Police Department)

A car with a sleepy driver behind the wheel crashed into brush along Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach on Sunday afternoon and ignited a small fire, police said.

Police and fire officials were called to Laguna Canyon Road at the southbound 73 Toll Road offramp at 3:34 p.m. A car was engulfed in flames inside a bush, authorities said.

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The California Highway Patrol investigated the crash as Laguna Beach, Orange County Parks and county Fire Authority crews extinguished the roughly quarter-acre blaze. The fire was out shortly after 4 p.m.

The driver, who reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, was not injured, according to police.

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Traffic on Laguna Canyon Road was redirected to El Toro Road for about two hours.

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