Topanga Fire Shuts Topanga Canyon Boulevard

OwenFire in Topanga Canyon burned about 25 acres. Topanga Canyon Road was closed.

A brush fire in Topanga was reported around 1:56 p.m. and dubbed the OwenFire (Santa Maria Road).

Initially LAFD Engine 69 reported on Twitter that it was ½ acre fire in medium to heavy fuels traveling at a moderate rate of spread, with no structures immediately threatened.

One person wrote on Twitter, “Apparently a slow rate of spread, but anything in Topanga is no good!”

Air resources from LAFD and L.A. County Fire responded to the second alarm fire located in medium to heavy brush.

Topanga Canyon Boulevard is closed from PCH to Mullholland because of the fire.

At about 4 p.m., L.A. Fire Alerts reported the size of the fire was about 25 acres and there was 10 percent containment.

One resident said they could see the smoke from the Highlands. Another resident reminded CTN that Topanga Canyon Boulevar, “Is the main route for those living in Castellammare to get to the West Valley.”

California Highway Patrol West Valley wrote at 4:15 p.m. that “Topanga Canyon Boulevard is open to residents and emergency personnel ONLY from PCH to Mulholland for the next four hours.” It also was noted that emergency equipment may be blocking parts of Topanga Canyon and to avoid the area.

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One Response to Topanga Fire Shuts Topanga Canyon Boulevard

  1. Alison B says:

    Having just made my way over the hill to Mulholland and back to PCH, I highly recommend if you don’t have to go by way of the Canyon today, you avoid it. Unless you enjoy watching butterflies on the side of the road and listening to music as you drive 5 mph.

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