January 16, 2014
Firefighters controlled a fire that broke out in Talbert Regional Park in Costa Mesa on Thursday after it burned nearly three acres. Authorities had almost fully contained the blaze by 4 p.m., nearly five hours after it sparked, according to Capt. Shane Sherwood of the Orange County Fire Authority. "Hand crews were still working, mopping up some hot spots," he said. On Wednesday, three suspicious brush fires broke out in Talbert and up the bluff in Fairview Park. Those fires, which burned about three-tenths of an acre combined, are being investigated as possible acts of arson, according to the Costa Mesa Fire Department.