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Authorities to evacuate area near wildfire in tony enclave in Los Angeles

The Desert Sun (Palm Springs) logo The Desert Sun (Palm Springs) 5/16/2021 Associated Press
a group of clouds in the sky: A firefighting helicopter drops water on a brush fire scorching at least 100 acres in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Saturday, May 15, 2021. © Ringo H.W. Chiu, AP A firefighting helicopter drops water on a brush fire scorching at least 100 acres in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Authorities said Saturday that they are preparing to evacuate an area near a wildfire in the exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades. 

The wildfire, which the Los Angeles Fire Department said started in brush, covers about 100 acres, or about one-sixth of a square mile. 

The fire ignited about 10 p.m. Friday, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange told reporters. 

There are no reports of injuries or destruction of buildings, the fire department said in a statement. 


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“The terrain is very steep and extremely difficult to navigate which hinders ground based firefighting operations. The bulk of the firefighting is air based,” the fire department said. 

The Pacific Palisades is a wealthy community between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean and is reportedly home to a number of celebrities.

a fire in the air with smoke coming out of it: A firefighting helicopter drops water on a brush fire scorching at least 100 acres in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Saturday, May 15, 2021. © Ringo H.W. Chiu, AP A firefighting helicopter drops water on a brush fire scorching at least 100 acres in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Saturday, May 15, 2021.

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This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: Authorities to evacuate area near wildfire in tony enclave in Los Angeles

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