PCH open after fire; red flag fire warning extended (updated)

Pacific Coast Highway Fire

Jim Furlong/NBC4

A fire on PCH was reported at about 3:08 p.m. Tuesday.

Updated Wednesday 6:13 p.m. No Pacific Coast Highway lane closures are being reported  according to a CalTrans alert. 

Meanwhile, a red flag fire warning will remain in effect through 3 p.m. Friday for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties because of continuing gusty Santa Ana winds and very low humidities, the National Weather Service reported. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected.

Tuesday 6:10 p.m. A brush fire reported around 3:08 p.m. Tuesday on Pacific Coast Highway burned about 10 acres before being extinguished by 160 fire personnel from several agencies, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department

No injuries, structure damage or evacuations occurred. 

The fire was at 14830 Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades near Santa Monica, NBC4 reported. The LAFD said in an alert that wind was not a factor. 

RELATED: Firefighters battle Southern California blazes amid high winds

Both sides of PCH are closed from Chautauqua Boulevard to Temescal Canyon Road until about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and at least one northbound lane will remain closed throughout tonight as LAFD cleans up after the blaze, LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey told KPCC.  

The fire threatened 27 homes and was knocked down in about an hour and a half, said Humphrey. 

"Brush has been very volatile throughout Southern Calfornia and it surprised many to find this brush that is usually moistened by coastal fog to be so volatile this afternoon," Humphrey said. 

LAFD battled the blaze by air and ground with firefighters from LA city and county, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills and two LAFD Super Scooper aircrafts, LAFD Battalion Chief Stephen Ruda told KPCC. 

The cause of the fire has not been determined, said Ruda. 

RELATED: KPCC's Fire Tracker tool

News outlets and people across twitter shared their photos of the fire along the coast.

 

 

 

 

 

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