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Small Brush Fire in Laguna Forces PCH Closure

UPDATED: About 100 firefighters are battling the small blaze. Northbound traffic is blocked at Montage Drive.

UPDATE: Size of burn area updated at 1:23 p.m. More details added 1:41 p.m.

A small brush fire has forced the closure of northbound Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach Sunday.

Police dispatchers say the closure begins at Montage Drive.

About 100 firefighters from the Laguna Beach Fire Department at the Orange County Fire Authority are battling the small blaze, according to OCFA Public Information Officer Lynnette Round.

The Orange County Fire Authority, which is helping out, tweeted that the fire started at 30622 Coast Hwy. 

Round said helicopters are assisting to extinguish the flames, which so far have consumed 2-3 acres.

"They almost have a circle on it," she said.

Some structures off of 9th Place were briefly threatened, Round added.

Stay tuned to Patch for more information as it becomes available. 

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