Mandatory evacuation orders lifted
By Sam Catanzaro
A brush fire that broke out Monday morning in Pacific Palisades is at 10 percent containment at the time of publishing as mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted.
The Palisades Fire, which broke out around 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 21, has burned approximately 40 acres as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
“With intermittent wind gusts and very low humidity, firefighters will continue working through the day in very steep, cliff-like terrain to ensure flames do not move past control lines. Tactical patrols will be on the lookout for smoldering hot spots, so as to respond to any increase in fire activity. We are working vigorously ahead of an anticipated Santa Ana Wind event that is expected to begin Wednesday night through Friday,” said Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) public information officer Brian Humphrey.
As of 8 p.m. Monday, all evacuation orders have been lifted from the Palisades Fire but the LAFD is advising residents who return home to be on alert.
“Everyone in high fire danger areas should be cautious and ready to quickly evacuate, since fire danger weather conditions will continue to be dangerously dry and windy over the next several days,” Humphrey said.
According to Humphrey one firefighter has been injured with a non-life-threatening injury and one civilian has been taken to the hospital with a respiratory issue.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
For more information on preparing to evacuate, visit https://www.lafd.org/ready-set-go.