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Pacific Palisades brush fire: Battle to stop 1,325-acre blaze enters day 3; possible arson suspect detained for questioning

Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles (KABC)-Firefighters’ army continued to fight a suspicious 1,325-acre brush fire at Pacific Palisades on Monday as evacuation orders affecting about 1,000 people remained in force.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department and the county fire, there was no containment of the Palisade fire as of Sunday. A progress update for the flame was scheduled for Monday at 10am.

Authorities continue to investigate the cause, saying it may be suspicious.

One was detained and released, and the second was cross-examined on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The status of the arson investigation was not available at the beginning of Monday.

As of Monday morning, no structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.

According to LAFD spokesman David Ortiz, the cool and moist weather helped, but the terrain was rugged and difficult to reach on foot, and the vegetation in the area was very dry and hadn’t burned for over 50 years. Hmm.

“We are trying to keep it from an unburned 50-60 year old-growth forest,” Ortiz said on Sunday. “So there are a lot of dense and thick substances out there-oil plants that have died due to drought. So our purpose today is to keep it away and protect this fire west community and neighborhood. Because that is the closest to it. “

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the fire spread to about 15 acres, and the crew responded to remote areas away from Michael Lane and Parisa’s Court around 10 pm on Friday.

The fight lasted overnight, but by 4 pm on Saturday, firefighters quickly dealt with a serious relapse that went out of control, producing heavy smoke throughout Los Angeles County.

According to the LAFD, a forced evacuation order was issued to about 1,000 residents in Zones 4 and 6 of the Topanga area around 7 pm on Saturday. This includes all inhabitants east of Topanga Canyon, north of Entrada, south of Oakwood, and east of Henry Ridge between the community and Viewridge.

A new evacuation warning was issued at 2:00 pm on Sunday for all homes in 1500 blocks north of Chastain Parkway to Carre del Cielo. The warning area includes all homes up to Carre des Sara, Carreber Vista, and the west hills of Carle del Cielo and Avenue Ashley. There are an estimated 130 homes in the evacuation warning area.

The Los Angeles Unified School District said the Topanga Elementary School Charter School campus will be closed on Monday due to air quality and safety concerns. The district says classes will be held via distance learning until further notice.

As of Sunday morning, it is unknown whether all the residents of the fire department have been evacuated. According to Ortiz, the fire did not immediately threaten the homes in Zone 4 or 6, but evacuation orders were issued in case additional resources needed to be deployed quickly.

A large animal shelter was established at Pierce University on 6201 Winnet Kavenue. Small animals can be taken to the LA County Animal Shelter on 29525 Agoura Road.

More than 300 firefighters responded to the area, and the steep terrain made it difficult to attack from the ground, so water-drop helicopters were working to contain the flames.

Meanwhile, air quality officials have extended smoke recommendations until at least Monday due to the large amount of smoke swirling near homes in the area, leaving windows and doors closed for those who see smoke odors and ash. I advised you to stay indoors and avoid intense physical activity. ..

City News Service contributed to this report.

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