A Pacific Palisades brush fire left 750 acres scorched on Saturday, forcing evacuations in several areas.
So far, an evacuation has been ordered for residents east of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, between the community house and View Ridge Road. The area north of Entrada, south of Oakwood Drive, and east of the Henry Ridge Freeway is also subject to mandatory evacuation.
Lit Friday around 10 p.m., near Michael Lane and Palisades Court, the fire is suspected to be the product of arson. It was exacerbated by gusts of wind coming from the south-southwest direction at 15-22 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Topanga Canyon Boulevard is currently closed, between Mulholland Drive and PCH, due to firefighting activities. Tankers, however, were suspended overnight, due to poor visibility.
As of 7 a.m., there is no containment of the fire, according to Margaret Stewart of LAFD, who noted that the terrain involved is steep and extremely difficult to navigate. The Los Angeles Fire Department recommends that large animals be evacuated to Pierce College in Woodland Hills.
City News Service contributed to this report.