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Palisades Fire: Battle to stop 1,325-acre in Southern California continues; possible arson suspect detained for questioning

Pacific Palisades, CA-Firefighters continue to fight 1,325 acres of wildfires near Pacific Palisades, so a forced evacuation order remains valid on Monday for residents of western Los Angeles. Authorities are looking for someone who is suspected of having set fire.

A flame called Parisa’s Fire contained 0% as of Sunday afternoon. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the size of the flame almost doubled from 750 acres on Saturday to 1,325 acres. A progress update for the flame was scheduled for Monday at 10am PST.

Authorities continue to investigate the cause, saying it may be suspicious. One was detained and released on Sunday, and a second was cross-examined, 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 injuries were reported and the structure was undamaged.

“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.

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.

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