TOPANGA CANYON—A brush fire erupted Saturday, November 16 at 3:32 p.m. on the 1200 block of N. Topanga Canyon.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the fire burned four to five acres. The fire forced officials to close Topanga Canyon in both directions between Pacific Coast Highway and Mulholland Drive. Only residents with identification were permitted entry.
Firefighters were assisted by water-dropping choppers in order to protect structures nearby. At approximately 6:50 p.m. the fire was 80 percent contained. Caltrans tweeted, “the SIGALERT for the closure of Topanga Canyon had been canceled and roads were reopened by 9:37 p.m.”
No structures were threatened and no evacuations had been ordered. No injuries were reported. There is no known cause for the blaze at this moment.