A cloud of smoke fills the sky as Orange County fire destroys at least 20 homes

A cloud of smoke filled the sky over Laguna Niguel, California on May 11 when a fast-moving fire destroyed homes and forced residents to evacuate. Footage recorded by local resident Kayt Christensen shows a large plume of smoke from the fire, called the Coastal Fire, filling the Orange County sky on Wednesday afternoon. Christensen said she had gone to stay with her parents after a voluntary evacuation order was issued to her neighborhood. The coastal fire was first reported at around 2:44 pm local time on Wednesday, fire authorities said at a news conference. The authorities said Thursday that the fire was burning about 199 acres and destroyed at least 20 homes. Credit: Kayt Christensen via Storyful