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More than one-thousand firefighters are battling a fast-moving brush fire southeast of Los Angeles, in the Anaheim Hills. It more than doubled in size to 14-hundred acres in strong winds overnight. Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Miller said this morning the firefighters are concentrating on keeping flames from jumping the East Orange County toll road, where homes could be threatened.

The blaze propelled by strong winds last night and early today, erupted near state Highway 91 shortly after 9 pm last night.

Smoke from the wildfire caused closing of a portion of Orange County´s eastern toll road but it was reopened this morning. Firefighters from the Orange County Fire Authority, the state forestry service and the US Forest Service are working with crews from the Riverside, Orange and Anaheim fire departments in an effort to slow advance of the blaze. Winds are expected to lessen later today, allowing use of water-dropping helicopters.

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