LOS ANGELES – An early-morning fire Monday destroyed a giant Christmas tree outside the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, fire officials said.
Firefighters got a call at 6:34 a.m. that the tree, a 96-foot white fir from Mount Shasta, Calif., was burning, Costa Mesa fire spokesman Capt. Chris Coates said.
Crews arrived within two minutes and quickly doused the flames, Coates said, but not before the blaze destroyed the tree.
Firefighters are now mopping up the scene, and the department will call in an investigator to try to determine what caused the blaze.
No injuries were reported, Coates said.
The enormous tree is a yearly tradition in Costa Mesa.
The 34th annual tree-lighting ceremony took place last month at Town Center Park, where the tree is displayed behind the Westin across Bristol Street from South Coast Plaza.
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