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US Brushfire threatens homes in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades

07:15  16 may  2021
07:15  16 may  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

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LOS ANGELES — A brushfire authorities believe was ignited by an arsonist swelled Saturday to nearly 800 acres near the affluent Los Angeles neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades and Topanga Canyon, forcing some people to evacuate their homes . The Palisades Fire that started Friday night flared up Saturday afternoon and quickly escalated in a region surrounded by dry brush and mountainous terrain as ash rained down on nearby communities, creating a fireball effect against the setting sun. It was 0 percent contained, or surrounded, as of Saturday night

Los Angeles — An explosive fire is threatening multimillion-dollar homes in Pacific Palisades . The wind-whipped fire is chewing through dry brush on rugged hillsides, making it difficult to contain. Garden hoses were no match for the fire and at least 200 residents scrambled to evacuate. CBS Los Angeles . "They're essentially clawing their way up this hillside with rocks coming down on them," said Incident Commander Patrick Butler. The hills look out at the Pacific and homes are among southern California's most exclusive. The danger of wildfire can be extreme and residents are breathing a sigh of

LOS ANGELES — A brushfire authorities believe was ignited by an arsonist swelled Saturday to nearly 800 acres near the affluent Los Angeles neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades and Topanga Canyon, forcing some people to evacuate their homes.

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The Palisades Fire that started Friday night flared up Saturday afternoon and quickly escalated in a region surrounded by dry brush and mountainous terrain as ash rained down on nearby communities, creating a fireball effect against the setting sun.

It was 0 percent contained, or surrounded, as of Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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A brush fire in Pacific Palisades on Monday prompted mandatory evacuation orders for about 200 homes , but residents received the all-clear to return home that night. The blaze has burned about 40 acres and was 10% contained as of Monday night, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. That rugged terrain proved challenging for ground crews. Firefighters work during the Palisades Fire , in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, on Oct. 21, 2019. The fire scorched at least 40 acres and threatened hillside homes .

The blaze, which broke out around 10:30 a.m. local time, consumed 18 acres in about 15 minutes, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Flames were driven by wind gusts from the south and southwest, according to the National Weather Service, which warned in a tweet that despite 50 percent humidity "fuels are VERY dry.”

The area is dotted with homes bordering Topanga State Park, a popular destination for hiking, recreation and filming. Situated in the Santa Monica Mountains just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, may celebrities call the exclusive area home.

The fire started Friday around 10 p.m. in a remote area of the Pacific Palisades, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Law enforcement officials said a search was underway for a suspect, NBC Los Angeles reported.

It broke out one day after California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a revised budget proposal that included $2 billion for emergency wildfire preparation efforts amid another drought and a water crisis at the Oregon border.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Flames raced up a Pacific Palisades hillside Monday, chewing through trees and brush as the fire marched toward multimillion- dollar homes , forcing the precautionary evacuation of about 200 homes . The fire was reported about 10:40 a.m. near the 500 block of North Shortly after the blaze erupted, some homeowners could be seen using garden hoses in an effort to beat back flames nearing their backyards, but they were clearly outmatched by the towering fire , which threatened homes along Vista Grande Drive and Charmel Lane. As the flames advanced rapidly, some residents were seen

A “terrain-driven” brushfire spread in the hills of Los Angeles ’ Pacific Palisades and burned dangerously close to homes in the area on Monday, October 21. The fire spread to 40 acres on Monday and was threatening homes , according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A mandatory evacuation order was still in place, but as of 5.30 pm local time, some residents living off Palisades Drive in Palisades Highlands were allowed back in their home with a police escort, an update said.

The sum would be on top of about $3 billion in annual base funding for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said deputy state fire marshal Lynne Tolmachoff. The extra $2 billion would be shared with the state Office of Emergency Services and the California Military Department, she said.

The governor's office said the money would be used for firefighting equipment, including airplanes and helicopters, and land management, including helping residents create defensible space around their homes.

California experienced its most destructive fire season last year with more than 4 million acres burned. This year has the potential to be worse as climate change, poor forest management and a dwindling federal firefighting force threaten to overwhelm the dry state.

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