Aliso Niguel senior Duncan Carvalho was driving south on Alicia Parkway Monday evening when he noticed some smoke billowing up from the hillside. He quickly pulled to the side of the road safely and walked in closer to investigate. The header of the fire was noticeable through the tops of the brush, prompting him to call 911. Authorities from the OC Fire Department and the OC Sheriffs arrived on the scene quickly to contain the fire safely in under an hour.
Thanks to Duncan’s keen eye and quick action, a potential disaster was easily averted.
@alisoviejocity – It took firefighters under 40 minutes to stop the forward progress of a vegetation fire located along the Aliso Creek Bikeway near Alicia Parkway & Avila Rd this afternoon. The call came in at 5:48 p.m. Crews are are still on scene to ensure the fire is out. >>> pic.twitter.com/zkyUekw5Oi
— OCFA PIO (@OCFireAuthority) May 17, 2022