SAN DIEGO — Smoke from the brush fire in Laguna Niguel, which authorities say has burned nearly 200 acres as well as multiple homes, could be seen from several areas of San Diego County.

The Orange County Fire Authority said the blaze, dubbed as the Coastal Fire, first broke out around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in Aliso Woods Canyon.

Aerial footage from FOX 5’s sister station KTLA in Los Angeles showed a number of homes up in flames by the aggressive fire that spread at a rapid pace due to strong winds. Some residents were forced to evacuate from their homes, according to authorities.

The National Weather Service in San Diego tweeted a time-lapse radar map of a smoke plume from the Coastal Fire that could be seen between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. “moving southeast with the flow aloft off the coast of San Diego County.”

NWS also posted an image from their office in Rancho Bernardo of smoke aloft around 7:05 p.m.

Fire officials in North County informed residents that smoke may be visible, but that there’s no fire threat to their district.

FOX 5 was able to capture images of smoky skies in Mira Mesa and Kearny Mesa as the sun began to set.

Lingering smoke was visible Thursday morning and afternoon as offshore winds helped push it over the water, but in the evening, it appears to be shifting back to onshore, hanging out in the mountains and inland valleys. Winds are expected to switch back to weak offshore flow Friday, where it should push smoke back over the water.

No injuries or deaths have been reported at this time in Orange County as firefighters continue to fight the blaze.