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SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX
Event Description: Santa Ana winds are either not expected, or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
Event Description: The fire potential with this Santa Ana event is Moderate. Winds will turn offshore late tonight or very early Thursday morning and will increase quickly after sunrise.  By afternoon, widespread winds of 20-30 mph with occasional gusts to 65 mph will be possible.  Minimum relative humidity will be in the 3-7%.  Temperatures will climb into the mid and upper 90s.  Extreme rates of spread will be possible with any new start as both live and dead vegetative moisture is very low.  Expect little, if any, RH recovery Thursday night.


Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time. Clean debris away from your house. Charge your cell phone and make sure you have plenty of gas.
MODERATE
Event Description: The fire potential with this Santa Ana event is Moderate. East-northeast winds of 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will continue through the day before winds decrease toward evening.  Extremely low relative humidity readings of 3-7% will be widespread below 8,000 feet.  Lower elevations will see temperatures over 100 degrees Friday.  Rapid rates of spread will be possible with new starts.  Even though winds will weaken in the evening, RH recovery will continue to be poor Friday night.


Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time. Clean debris away from your house. Charge your cell phone and make sure you have plenty of gas.
MODERATE
Event Description: Santa Ana winds are either not expected, or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
Event Description: Santa Ana winds are either not expected, or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
Event Description: Santa Ana winds are either not expected, or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
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WEATHER ADVISORIES - ISSUED
Red Flag Warning - until October 25 at 10:00PM Red Flag Warning
A term used by fire-weather forecasters to call attention to limited weather conditions of particular importance that may result in extreme burning conditions. It is issued when it is an on-going event or the fire weather forecaster has a high degree of confidence that Red Flag criteria will occur within 24 hours of issuance. Red Flag criteria occurs whenever a geographical area has been in a dry spell for a week or two, or for a shorter period , if before spring green-up or after fall color, and the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met:
1) a sustained wind average 15 mph or greater
2) relative humidity less than or equal to 25 percent and
3) a temperature of greater than 75 degrees F.
In some states, dry lightning and unstable air are criteria. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued prior to the Red Flag Warning.

High Wind Warning - until October 25 at 12:00PM High Wind Warning
This product is issued by the National Weather Service when high wind speeds may pose a hazard or is life threatening. The criteria for this warning varies from state to state. In Michigan, the criteria is sustained non-convective (not related to thunderstorms) winds greater than or equal to 40 mph lasting for one hour or longer, or winds greater than or equal to 58 mph for any duration.

Heat Advisory - until October 25 at 5:00PM Heat Advisory
Issued within 12 hours of the onset of the following conditions: heat index of at least 105°F but less than 115°F for less than 3 hours per day, or nighttime lows above 80°F for 2 consecutive days.

National Weather Service - Local Forecast    NWS Glossary


Title: RED FLAG WARNING - EXTREME HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR TOPANGA
Last Updated: October 23rd, 2019 12:29 PM
First Posted: October 20th, 2019 11:07 PM
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IN AN EMERGENCY: DIAL 911 FIRST!

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October 23 12:15 PM -


RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR TOPANGA - THURS 10/24 01:00HRS (1:00am) THRU FRI 22:00 HRS (10:00pm)


THIS IS AN EXTREMELY STRONG RED FLAG WARNING.


IN THESE RED FLAG CONDITIONS, THE PALISADES FIRE BURN AREA POSES A RISK TO TOPANGA FROM FLYING EMBERS, (see Palisades fire update below)


TO BE PREPARED, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR EVACUATION PLANS AND BELONGINGS READY. NOW IS THE TIME TO GET READY... DO NOT WAIT FOR AN INCIDENT TO BEGIN!


Please remember your  READY, SET, GO!

    READY - Get ready in advance do not wait for the incident to begin!

    SET -   Load your car, park facing out to road or to exit!

    GO! -   If asked to evacuate and your plan is to evacuate, GO! do not wait to see what might happen!



EVEN THOUGH THE PALISADES FIRE IS IN LA CITY, LACoFD HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY OVER THE COURSE OF THE PALISADES FIRE HARDENING TOPANGA.

BULLDOZERS HAVE BEEN STRENGTHENING AND HARDENING THE FIRE ROADS THAT LINE TOPANGA TO THE EAST, AND CURRENTLY CONTINUE TO DO SO!

NIGHT FLIGHTS WITH INFRARED ILLUMINATING GEAR HAVE BEEN LOCATING HOT SPOTS AND GROUND CREWS HAVE BEEN MOVING IN TO EXTINGUISH THOSE HOT SPOTS

LOS ANGELES SHERIFF'S DEPT (LASD) AND LACOFD ARE PUTTING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND PATROLS ON DUTY, STARTING TONIGHT, THAT WILL PATROL AND STANDBY DURING THESE RED FLAG CONDITIONS. IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT THE RED FLAG WARNING WILL BE EXTENDED.


PLEASE BE VIGILIANNT, PREPARED AND SAFE!!


PALISADES UPDATE 10/23 12:12

Firefighters remained engaged through the night holding containment lines. Northerly wind gusts, up to 45 mph, blew embers in a southwest direction across Palisades Drive. However, firefighters prevented embers from creating spot fires and called in helicopters to make 5 water drops on smoldering debris. Last night’s infrared flight showed countless hotspots throughout the 45 acre fire footprint.

Firefighters continue to make progress during extreme fire weather conditions in preparation of tonight’s Santa Ana winds.

Acres: 45  

Containment: 30%


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RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT - THURS 10/24 01:00(am) HRS THRU FRI 22:00 HRS (10:00pm)

Temperature:  
* As high as 87 to 97 degrees. Warmest on Friday.

Impacts:
* If fire ignition occurs, conditions will be favorable for EXTREME fire behavior and RAPID growth which would threaten life and property.

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PALISADES UPDATE 10/22/19 8:50 PM:

Crews will remain on scene tonight to monitor for, and address, any flareups or hot spots.

Acres: 40  

Containment: 30%

All evacuation orders have been lifted.



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October 22 1:29 PM:

Small brush fire in Malibu at Cross Creek & Civic Center Way, Responding Units handled it and knocked it down almost immediately

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10/22/19 7:31 AM:

Crews will remain on scene today to continue mop up.

Acres: Appx 40 acres burned.  

Containment: 10%

All evacuation orders have been lifted.

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10:55 PM:

Acres: Appx 40 acres burned.  

Containment: 10%

All evacuation orders have been lifted for the Palisades incident.

Crews will remain on scene over night to watch for hot spots and to make progress on containment.

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8:18 PM:

All evacuation orders have been lifted for the Palisades incident.

Crews will remain on scene over night.

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7:30 PM:

Repopulation:

Per LAFD: Residents with identification, living off Palisades Drive in Palisades Highlands are being allowed back into their homes with a police escort.

Please note that *only one lane* of Palisades Drive will be open. The previously mentioned Mandatory Evacuation Area will remain in effect until further notice.

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5:45 PM:

LAFD is working on repopulating the Palisades Highlands

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3:30 PM:

Crews continuing to tend to the Palisades incident. No significant updates to report at this time.

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2:29 PM:

Tanker 107, returning to assist.

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2:11 PM:

Quebec 1 & Quebec 2 have been released from the Palisades Incident.

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1:45 PM:

Air support continues to make drops on flames.

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1:31 PM:

Quebec 1 & Quebec 2 are on scene.

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1:27 PM:

Quebec 1 & Quebec 2 will be overhead in approximately 5 minutes.

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1:15 PM:

Dozer team has been released.

Request made for Quebec 1, Quebec 2, and Copter 17 to return to scene.

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1:00 PM:

For Palisades residents who are under evacuation:  

An evacuation shelter has been opened at the Palisades Recreation Center - 8512 Alma Real Dr., Pacific Palisades CA 90272

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12:44 PM:

4 Engines, 1 patrol., 1 water tender, 4 crews, 2 superintendents, and 2 copters are committed to the fire.

Some assets are being released.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for homes bordered by Charmel Lane on the west, Bienveneda Avenue on the east, the end of Lachman Lane on the north, and Merivale Lane on the south.

Homes in the Palisades Highland area remain under threat.

Topanga Canyon is NOT threatened.

The fire appears to be slowing down and crews are getting a handle on it.

Acres: 30+ acres burned.  

Direction: Fire is burning to the east of Palisades Drive.

Personnel:  300+ LA City, LA County, and Santa Monica FD.

Injuries:  1 crew member.

Structures damaged or destroyed:  0

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12:39 PM:

4 Engines, 1 patrol., 1 water tender, 4 crews, 2 superintendents, and 2 copters are committed to the fire.

Homes in local area of the fire are under threat. Topanga Canyon is NOT threatened.

The fire appears to be slowing down and crews are getting a handle on it.

Acres: 30+ acres burned.  

Direction: Fire is burning to the east of Palisades Drive.

Personnel:  300+ LA City, LA County, and Santa Monica FD.

Injuries:  1 crew member.

Structures damaged or destroyed:  0
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12:02 PM:

Fire is not threatening Topanga Canyon.

The fire appears to be slowing down and crews are getting a handle on it.

Acres: 30+ acres burned.  

Direction: Fire is burning to the east of Palisades Drive.

Personnel:  300+ LA City and LA County.

Structures damaged or destroyed:  0

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11:48:  

Quebec 1 & 2 are being released.

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11:38 AM:

Fire is not threatening Topanga Canyon.

Acres: 30 acres burned.  

Direction: Fire is burning to the east of Palisades Drive.

Personnel:  300+ LA City and LA County.

Structures damaged or destroyed:  0

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11:32 AM:

Quebec 1, Quebec 2, and copter 17 on-scene.

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11:22 AM:

This is NOT threatening Topanga Canyon.

10 - 15 acres. Fire is still in LA City area; has not crossed into LA County area.

Quebec 1 & 2 have been requested.

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11:04 AM:

Quebec 1 & 2 are holding at Van Nuys.  Copters responding.

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10:58 AM:

10 Acres, running uphill.  Structures threatened.

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10:48 AM:

Brush fire at Palisades Drive & Sunset.  Smoke visible from Topanga Canyon.  

LA City sending full brush response.  1 acre running in heavy brush.

LACoFd crews responding.

Quebec 1 & 2 en route.

This will be updated as information becomes available.

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10/20, 11 PM

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT MONDAY...  

Areas of north to northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph will continue through midday Monday.

Ventura County Interior Valleys, Ventura County Coastal Valleys, Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley.

Gusty winds will make driving difficult and could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.




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Traffic Resources:
CalTrans Local Hwys: Topanga Cyn Blvd (SR-27),  PCH (SR-1),  Ventura Fwy (US-101)
CHP Traffic Incident Information Page
LA County Road Closures
Interactive traffic map from sigalert.com
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Poison Control: (800) 222-1222
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