Pacific Palisades Brush Fire

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

FINAL UPDATE: As of 5:30 PM PDT November 5, 2019


CAUSE: LAFD Investigators have determined this fire to have been incendiary (arson), and continue to work what remains an open investigation.




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Palisades Fire Information as of 8:00 AM Friday, October 25, 2019 

Fire Initially Reported: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:39 AM.

Location: 800 Palisades Drive, Pacific Palisades, City of Los Angeles (corrected from 500 Palisades Drive).

Incident Type: Brush Fire

Size: 42 Acres

Containment: 75%

Total Personnel Assigned: Approximately 40 (including all agencies)

Civilian Injury: 1

First Responder Injury: 3

Structures Previously Threatened and Evacuated: 628

Structures Damaged: 0

Structures Destroyed: 0

Current Situation: Due to continued progress, LAFD Field Incident Management Team 1, at the Will Rogers State Beach command post, will be demobilizing and transitioning the Palisades Fire incident to the local battalion at 8:00 AM, Saturday, October 26th. As we continually work to free up resources today to respond to other incidents, the number of firefighters has been reduced from 115 to 40.

Firefighters will remain on scene extinguishing hot spots and ensuring wind gusts do not spread embers outside our containment lines.

This will be the final incident update for the Palisades Fire. Further information about the Palisades Fire and other incidents within Los Angeles can be found at, and alerts can be found at or on We thank the community for their continued support during this incident.

Cooperating Agencies:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), CAL FIRE, Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), L.A. Emergency Management Department (EMD), L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), SoCal Gas, American Red Cross, L.A. Public Works, Department of Transportation (DOT), Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA).

Safety Message:  Please remember, Santa Ana winds may continue to trigger extreme fire danger. Residents living in wildfire-prone areas are encouraged to be prepared in the event of a brush fire, remain vigilant, and familiarize themselves with the Ready-Set-Go program:

Supporting LAFD: Those seeking to support the LAFD can visit

Social Media: We encourage you to use the hashtag #PalisadesFire

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