Firefighting

Brush Fire Burns 10 Acres in Pacific Palisades (CA)

A brush fire crept up hillsides next to Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades Tuesday afternoon, closing lanes for nearly six hours, reports KABC.

Firefighters were spraying water on the fire from PCH and from the top of the hillsides to protect residential structures. A fixed-wing firefighting plane was deployed to drop water on the fire. No evacuations were ordered.

PCH lanes were closed in both directions between Temescal Canyon Road and Chautauqua Boulevard while firefighters battled the flames from about 3:30 p.m. Caltrans allowed north and southbound traffic through southbound lanes of PCH through the affected area at about 9 p.m. Northbound lanes of the roadway remained closed.

The fire was declared knocked down by 5 p.m. after burning about 10 acres. The fire was actively burning for about an hour and 40 minutes, according to the L.A. Fire Dept. No structures were damaged.

No one was injured. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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