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Costa Mesa firefighters quickly extinguish small brush fire at Canyon Park

Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue at Canyon Park.
Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue responded Wednesday morning to reports of a small brush fire at the city’s Canyon Park. Capt. Joe Noceti said the small blaze was quickly extinguished.
(Courtesy of Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue)

Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue officials are investigating the cause of a small brush fire that broke out Wednesday morning in the city’s Canyon Park in a wooded area not far from homes on Discovery Drive but was quickly contained.

Spokesman Capt. Joe Noceti said the department was called in at 11:04 a.m. by citizens who initially believed the fire had broken out in the eastern portion of Talbert Regional Park, on the city’s west side.

A battalion chief, patrol vehicle and one engine arrived on scene within minutes and quickly pinpointed the blaze, which Noceti described as being about 70 feet by 70 feet in area.

“It was an area of really light brush,” he said, adding that the fire spread slowly and stopped when it hit a dirt road. “We just put out the remaining hot spots — it was extinguished very quickly.”

Noceti said a park ranger, who’d been patrolling the area, was on scene during the fight. The area is known as a place frequented by transient individuals, though the exact cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Anyone who may have information on the incident is asked to contact Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue at (714) 754-5280.

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