Photos taken from above show devastatingly damaged and destroyed homes after the Coastal Fire ripped through the Coronado Pointe neighborhood of Laguna Niguel, California, last week. Immediately below the affected homes and across a highway, a line of homes remain untouched by the flames.
The fire was small, less than a half-mile, but the damage costly. More than 20 homes were destroyed, and 11 others were damaged. Multi-million dollar mansions were reduced to ash. Brian Fennessy, chief of the Orange County Fire Authority, said in a press conference that even small fires that once would have been easily contained are now extreme threats to life and property due to climate change’s worsening effect on wildfires.
The Associated Press reported that two firefighters were injured while containing the fire, but there were no reports of any other injuries.
Click through the slideshow above to see the damage caused by the Coastal Fire.
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