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US Mandatory wildfire evacuations are ordered for parts of western LA County

08:30  16 may  2021
08:30  16 may  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the area near Topanga Canyon due to the Palisades Fire, a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Saturday night.

a man riding a motorcycle down a street: A man takes a photo of the plume of smoke created by the Palisades fire in Topanga State Park on May 15, 2021 © Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images A man takes a photo of the plume of smoke created by the Palisades fire in Topanga State Park on May 15, 2021

The area affected, at Topanga State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, is approximately 20 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.

Approximately 750 acres have burned and there is 0% containment, the department said.

Two zones, identified as 4 and 6, of the department's tactical map have been ordered to evacuate, according to the tweet.

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Zone 4 includes everything east of Topanga Canyon between the Community House and View Ridge. Zone 6 is everyone north of Entrada, south of Oakwood and east of Henry Ridge, the department said.

It is unclear how many homes or residents are impacted by the mandatory evacuation order at this time.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

a plane flying in the air with smoke coming out of it: A firefighting helicopter drops water on a brush fire scorching of an area west of Los Angeles Saturday, May 15, 2021. © Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP A firefighting helicopter drops water on a brush fire scorching of an area west of Los Angeles Saturday, May 15, 2021.

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