June 26, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Palisades Fire at 23 Percent as Arson Suspect in Custody

Arson suspect in custody for starting fire that has burned over 1,000 acres

By Sam Catanzaro

The Palisades Fire is at 23 percent containment as of Monday evening as over 1,000 acres have burned from the blaze started by a suspected arsonist now in custody.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the fire was first reported Friday at 10:02 p.m. at 1807 N Michael Lane in the area near the Trailer Canyon.

The fire, dubbed the Palisades Fire, is at 23 percent containment and has burned around 1,325 acres as of Monday at 5 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department Saturday evening issued mandatory evacuation orders for Zone 4 and Zone 6 in Topanga. These orders were lifted Monday afternoon.

“As a result of successful firefighting efforts, all evacuation orders in Topanga will be lifted at 6 p.m. Topanga Canyon Blvd. will be open to residents only, starting at 6 p.m. Be prepared to show ID or Topanga access card,” the Department said in a statement.

The LAFD has issued an evacuation warning for the 1500 block of Chastain Parkway West. This includes all homes north of Chastain Parkway over to Calle Del Cielo, the eastern boundary). The warning area includes Calle De Sarah, Calle Bellevista and all homes West of Calle Del Cielo / Ave Ashley up to the hills. This warning remains in effect. CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date map.

“All residents in this area are urged to prepare for a potential evacuation based on the developing fire activity. Gather your valuables, medicines etc and load them into your car so you are ready if asked to evacuate,” the LAFD said.

On Monday morning, the officials announced the arrest of an arson suspect in connection to the fire.

“That person is in custody but we are not releasing anything more about that yet as that is a pending investigation that the Arson division of our LAFD is the lead on, with assistance from our LAPD,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, adding that the suspect was getting medical treatment Monday morning.

The suspect is described only as an adult male.

According to the LAFD, during the course of the investigation, there was a separate individual who was detained and released.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, no structures have been damaged. One firefighter sustained a minor injury. There are no reported injuries to any civilians.

in News
Related Posts

The Los Angeles Real Estate Market May Finally Be Slowing Down

June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022

Real estate sales drop 21 percent in past year By Dolores Quintana The Los Angeles real estate market is showing...

Redevelopment Complete of Former Westside Pavilion Macy’s

June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022

Developer announces complete of West End at Pico and Overland Developer HLW, on behalf of GPI Companies and in partnership...

Mayor Himmelrich’s Tax Transfer Measure Is Favored to Qualify for the November Election

June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022

In a cursory review, the City Clerk’s office verified 10,277 of the over 11,000 signatures  By Dolores Quintana Santa Monica...

Active Shooter Training Set for Santa Monica Middle School Friday

June 23, 2022

June 23, 2022

Drill to take place at John Adams Middle School Friday morning By Sam Catanzaro ​​An active shooter training will take...

Metro Church and Cafe Fundraising To Keep Space in Santa Monica

June 23, 2022

June 23, 2022

Non-profit church and coffee shop shut down following false vermin complaint By Dolores Quintana Metropolis Santa Monica is a multi-use...

New Coffee Shop Open on Montana Avenue

June 23, 2022

June 23, 2022

Go Get ‘Em Tiger up and running on corner of Montana and 10th  By Dolores Quintana A new coffee shop...

15-Year Department Veteran Selected as Santa Monica’s Next Director of Library Services

June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022

Erica Cuyugan leads Santa Monica Public Library After performing a nationwide search, the City of Santa Monica recently selected Erica...

Cardboard City Returning to Santa Monica This Weekend

June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022

5,000 square foot innovative pop-up art installation returns June 25 with opening ceremony  Cardboard City, a 5,000 square foot innovative...

The Book Jewel Celebrates Pride Month as a Community

June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022

Westchester bookstore hosting series of events this month The Book Jewel in Westchester is hosting several events this month that...

Santa Monica Resident Injured in Apartment Fire

June 21, 2022

June 21, 2022

Pico Neighborhood apartment catches fire last week By Sam Catanzaro A Santa Monica resident was injured in an apartment fire...

Bonin Requests Lease Extension for a Bridge Home Homeless Shelter

June 21, 2022

June 21, 2022

Motion currently pending in City Council committee  By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin is pushing to extend...

Mountain Lion Killed by Vehicle Near the Same Spot Her Mother Was Fatally Struck in 2018

June 21, 2022

June 21, 2022

P-54 killed on Las Virgenes Road last Friday By Sam Catanzaro Not too far from where her mother was hit...

Rent Board Has Approves Highest Rental Increase In 40 Years: Santa Monica Beat – June 20th, 2022

June 20, 2022

June 20, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Rent Board Has Approves Highest Rental Increase In 40 Years * Recreational Marijuana...

Santa Monica Families Earning Upwards of $190,000 Can Qualify for Mortgage Relief

June 17, 2022

June 17, 2022

State expands California Mortgage Relief Program By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica families earning upwards of $190,000 can qualify for mortgage...