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LA Firefighters Battle Thirty Acre Brushfire Threatening Homes in Pacific Palisades

Fire at 500 North Palisades Dr., next to sunset.

 

October 20, 2019

A 2 acre fire in the 500 block of Palisades Drive. 11:15 am Monday morning October 20 2019

The fire is now largely contained, as of 345 pm PST. Firefighters will stay on scene for 48 hours at least, they said in a press conference. People were being escorted home in the fire areas. 2 injuries, one firefighter with a minor injury, one local resident with a respiratory disorder required hospitalization. A total of 40 acres were involved, firemen were letting the fire burn to fire breaks.

Far end of El Medio Ave, 1 pm PST, 10/20/2019

Update #PalisadesFire - EVACUATION ORDER Brush Fire; INC#0580; 12:30PM; 500 N Palisades Dr; http://bit.ly/2VZtUqV; #PacificPalisades; There is a Mandatory Evacuation Order for all residents within the area bordered by Charmel Lane on the West, Bienveneda Avenue on the East, the end of Lachman Lane on the North, and Merivale Lane on the South. All persons in this area are directed to leave NOW in a calm and orderly manner. This is due to both potential fire and smoke behavior as well as the pending arrival of large fixed-wind retardant dropping aircraft. Evacuating residents are asked to notify their neighbors of this Mandatory Evacuation Order, and to offer what evacuation assistance they can to neighbors who have mobility or functional needs .; FS 23; Batt 9; West Bureau; Council District 11; CH5; 13 16; Brian Humphrey

Over 155 firefighters responded to a 30 acre brushfire threatened homes in Pacific Palisades late Monday morning. Smoke was visible for miles on the Westside.

"The fire is burning right up to the back of the homes, and in people's back yards. There's no wind, so the smoke is going straight up. Location is said to be 500 Palisades Drive," said one resident of the area.

The fire is burning in very steep terrain in areas of thick vegetation that hasn't burned in 30 years. The fire is putting out a lot of heavy smoke.

 

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