241 Fire in Orange County, California burns 180 acres and two structures

241 Fire
241 Fire. CAL FIRE photo by J. Bischof 7-13-2015, via Chief John Hawkins.

A wildfire in Orange County in southern California burned two abandoned structures and 180 acres Monday. The 241 Fire was reported at 10:41 a.m. near Irvine Lake and by mid-afternoon the forward progress had been stopped after an aggressive attack by firefighters on the ground, helicopters, and approximately six air tankers. Helicopters were able to turn around quickly after refilling at the nearby lake.

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241 Fire
An MD-87 begins a drop on the 241 Fire. CAL FIRE photo by J. Bischof 7-13-2015, via Chief John Hawkins.
241 Fire
An MD-87 finishes a drop on the 241 Fire. CAL FIRE photo by J. Bischof 7-13-2015, via Chief John Hawkins.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+