Wildfire on Orange and Riverside county line forces shutdown of lanes of 91 freeway

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ANAHEIM, California — Authorities say a wildfire burning in Orange County near the Riverside County line has forced the shutdown of lanes of a freeway and left a firefighter injured, but its growth has been stopped.

The fire was reported in the Anaheim Hills area at about 1 p.m. when commuters on State Route 91 saw it burning on a nearby hillside.

County fire Capt. Steve Concialdi tells the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1rJvWmS) that the fire grew to about 40 acres and forced the closure of several eastbound lanes of the 91.

Concialdi says one firefighter had moderate injuries, but gave no further details.

By evening, about 125 state, county, Anaheim and Corona firefighters had the blaze 40 percent contained.

Concialdi says water-dropping helicopters are keeping the fire in check.

Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com

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