Pacific Palisades Brush Fire Breaks Out

Updated at the bottom: The LAFD quickly nipped this one in the bud. First posted at 12:29.

Off-shore winds. "Red-flag" fire warnings. And now this:

A brush fire has broken out in Pacific Palisades and was threatening at least one home.

Do arsonists pay attention to the weather reports?

It's not yet clear how this one started. This is what we know:

The one-acre fire was reported at 12:12 p.m. at 15101 Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department's Brian Humphrey.

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He said 61 "ground-based" firefighters and a whopping three helicopters were assigned to the blaze this afternoon.

It's fire season in SoCal.

We'll keep you updated.

[Update]: Humphrey tweeted about 12:41 p.m. that this thing was knocked down and kept to under an acre, with no homes damaged and no evactuations ordered.

The cause? Under investigation.


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