Brushfire Burns Dangerously Close to Homes in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades

A “terrain-driven” brushfire spread in the hills of Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades and burned dangerously close to homes in the area on Monday, October 21.

The fire spread to 40 acres on Monday and was threatening homes, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A mandatory evacuation order was still in place, but as of 5.30 pm local time, some residents living off Palisades Drive in Palisades Highlands were allowed back in their home with a police escort, an update said.

One civilian was injured and one firefighter suffered a non-life threatening injury. Credit: Gregg Champion via Storyful