A Mandatory Evacuation Order is in place for residents near a 30-acre fire burning in The Highlands area.
A brush fire burning in The Highlands has reached approximately 30 acres as of 11:45 a.m. on Monday, October 21.
“Now, one hour into the firefight, this wildfire is believed to have consumed 30-plus acres of brush, and threatened several homes along Vista Grande Drive and Charmel Lane,” LAFD reported.
As of 11:30 a.m., LAFD reported that no structures have yet been damaged and no injuries reported.
“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,” City News Service reported. “As the flames advanced rapidly, some residents were seen running down their driveways, giving way to arriving structure-protection fire crews.”
Floating embers set off at least one fire in the shrubs separating pair of homes, and firefighters were able to rush to the area to douse the flames before any structures were damaged, City News Service said.
The fire was first reported at 10:39 a.m. this morning, near the 500 block of N Palisades Drive. Later the address was updated to 800 N Palisades Drive.
“LAFD and LACoFD ground and air response to a terrain-driven (no wind) one-acre brush fire running uphill and possibly threatening homes near this location,” LAFD said.
“Don’t try and come home right now, you just won’t get in,” ABC7 directed to those who reside at the top of Palisades Drive. “Your home is OK.”
This is a breaking story and will be updated. City News Service contributed to this report.
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