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Los Angeles brush fire: Topanga Canyon residents flee Palisades fire


Firefighters continued to fight a blaze threatening homes in Topanga Canyon on Sunday, with officials hoping cooler and wetter conditions could help.

By 7:30 a.m., the Palisades fire was under 0% control and evacuations were in place for homes near Topanga Canyon Road. Firefighters on the ground and in the air continued to fight the blaze until the wee hours of the morning.

The sky was cloudy and it was drizzling on Sunday morning.

The cause of the fire near Topanga State Park – which ignited around 10 p.m. Friday – is still under investigation, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

A helicopter fights a brush fire in the Pacific Palisades area. Residents of the surrounding area have been ordered to evacuate.

(Ringo HW Chiu / Associated Press)

Firefighters spotted a potential arson suspect early on Saturday, but a search by the Sheriff’s Department found no suspects, Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

“Bulldozers are working to improve access for firefighters on the ground, but much of the area remains inaccessible. This is primarily an aerial operation, with fixed and rotary wings working together, ”added Stewart.

Residents who were ordered to evacuate on Saturday night were those who lived east of Topanga Canyon Boulevard between the Topanga Community Center and Viewridge Road, as well as those north of Entrada Road, south of Oakwood Drive and east of Henry Ridge Mountain Way.

Los Angeles brush fire: Topanga Canyon residents flee Palisades fire

Smoke rises above the houses as a helicopter fights the blaze. The shooting was mostly aerial, authorities said.

(Ringo HW Chiu / Associated Press)

Topanga Canyon Boulevard was closed at Pacific Coast Highway and Mulholland Drive, the LA County Fire Department said.

A large animal evacuation center is being established at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. A small animal shelter has been set up at the Agoura Animal Care Center.

City News Service contributed to this report.





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