LAFD announce arrest of male suspect Monday morning
By Sam Catanzaro
The LAFD has announced the arrest of an arson suspect in connection to the Palisades Fire, which has burned over 1,000 acres and remains at zero percent containment.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the fire was first reported Friday at 10:02 p.m. at 1807 N Michael Lane in the area near the Trailer Canyon.
The fire, dubbed the Palisades Fire, remains at zero percent containment and has burned over 1,325 acres as of Monday at 10 a.m. There have been no reports of damage or injuries.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department Saturday evening issued mandatory evacuation orders for Zone 4 and Zone 6 in Topanga.
*MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ORDERED* See attached images. If you live in Zone 4 or Zone 6 in Topanga (boxes outlined in blue) please evacuate. Also hard closure at Topanga/Mulholland and Topanga/PCH #PalisadesFire— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) May 16, 2021
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In addition, the LAFD has issued an evacuation warning for the 1500 block of Chastain Parkway West. This includes all homes north of Chastain Parkway over to Calle Del Cielo, the eastern boundary). The warning area includes Calle De Sarah, Calle Bellevista and all homes West of Calle Del Cielo / Ave Ashley up to the hills.
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“All residents in this area are urged to prepare for a potential evacuation based on the developing fire activity. Gather your valuables, medicines etc and load them into your car so you are ready if asked to evacuate,” the LAFD said.
On Monday morning, the officials announced the arrest of an arson suspect in connection to the fire.
“That person is in custody but we are not releasing anything more about that yet as that is a pending investigation that the Arson division of our LAFD is the lead on, with assistance from our LAPD,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, adding that the suspect was getting medical treatment Monday morning.
The suspect is described only as an adult male.
According to the LAFD, during the course of the investigation, there was a separate individual who was detained and released.
As of 10 a.m. Monday, no structures have been damaged. One firefighter sustained a minor injury. There are no reported injuries to any civilians.