Small fire stopped in Bommer Canyon in Irvine, downed power line is suspected cause

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A brush fire burned a quarter acre in Bommer Canyon on Saturday before firefighters made quick work of the blaze.

The fire was reported at 3:55 p.m. in Bommer Canyon, near Shady Canyon Drive in Irvine.

Ground fire crews and one helicopter with the Orange County Fire Authority quickly extinguished the flames, stopping it at a quarter acre, said Capt. Paul Holaday, spokesman for the department.

The suspected cause of the fire was a downed power line, Holaday said, adding an investigation into the cause was continuing.

Bommer Canyon largely consists of a fire access road and series of hiking and mountain biking trails that snake through its grassy fields and slopes near an Irvine residential community.