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Sun May 16, 2021, 07:59 AM

Brushfire threatens homes in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades

Source: Yahoo-NBC News

Alicia Victoria Lozano and Dennis Romero

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, 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.


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:02 AM

1. It's bad enough California has to deal with fires naturally,

But for some jerk to start a fire is atrocious. I hope they find the person.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 09:27 AM

2. hope they catch him or her.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #2)

Sun May 16, 2021, 10:44 AM

3. Many residents here . . .

. . . have banded together to make a sizable reward for any information leading to his capture and arrest. He's been identified as a very disturbed homeless person with 4 prior arrests for arson.

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