[UPDATED] 5-Acre Brush Fire Erupts In Pacific Palisades

Palisades Fire

[6:30 p.m.] Sunday’s Pali Fire has been downgraded to five acres and was knocked down at 4:45 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Fire crews are to remain on site through Sunday evening monitoring for hot spots. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

A brush fire erupted in heavy brush in Pacific Palisades on Sunday afternoon. Homes were temporarily threatened but no evacuations were ordered, according to officials.  

As of 3 p.m., the fire was estimated at 10 acres burning in thick brush a neighborhood on Avenida de Santa Ynez. The road is about 2.7 miles north of the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard in a neighborhood accessible via Palisades Drive. 

KNX Radio 1070 reported that approximately 100 firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Several helicopters were also sent to the fire. The cause of the fire is still not known.

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