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SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX
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Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
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Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
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Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
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National Weather Service - Local Forecast    NWS Glossary


Title: Structure Fire Reported Topanga Elementary School
Last Updated: September 9th, 2021 6:35 AM
First Posted: August 12th, 2021 5:17 PM
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September 9 6:34 AM -

Electrical fire. Out on arrival.

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September 9 6:31 AM

Structure fire reported. Lite smoke showing, teachers lounge Topanga  Elementary School. Investigation underway.

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               TOPANGA EVACUATION DRILL RECORDING:



                    https://vimeo.com/587965487




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               TOPANGA EVACUATION PRESENTATION SLIDES:


            
             http://t-cep.org/fbdocs/VirtualEvacDrill.pdf




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PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY (LINK ABOVE) IF YOU ARE SEEING THIS DRILL PRESENTATION FOR THE FIRST TIME

RAFFLE PRIZE RULES & ELIGIBILITY

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Topanga-Sunset Mesa Virtual Drill.  We ask that you take about 3-5 minutes of your time to complete a survey of your experience today.  Your answers and comments will help to provide useful information in preparing Topanga for the next fire event and will make you eligible for the survey’s raffle prizes.  Donations provided by IQ Air, Eldridge Protection Co., Topanga Town Council and TCEP.


1. Those who complete the online survey are automatically eligible to receive a Topanga Survival cell phone charger stick
        (while supplies last).  Prizes can be picked up at the Topanga Library’s front desk during library hours.  Masks are
        required inside the library.  For hours:  https://lacountylibrary.org/topanga-library/ or call: 310-455-3480.

2. To be eligible for the remaining prizes:

a. A participant must provide all contact information on the form.  One prize per household.  Residents must reside within
        the 90290 zip code.
b. The drawing will be held on 9/1/21.  The TCEP board will select the winners and prizes at random.  Participants cannot
        select their prize.
c. Prize recipients must contact TCEP within 30 days of winning to coordinate receipt of prize by Email:  info@tcep.org  
        or  Call: 310-455-3000.
d. Winner must provide signature of receipt.  
e. IQ Air purifier prizes will ship directly from manufacturer to the prize winner.  Other prizes will be distributed by
        TCEP.
f. Should a prize win¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ner not claim their prize within 30 days of being notified, the prize shall be forfeited.  
        Another winner will not be selected.
g. Prizes do not come with warranty guarantees other than that of the manufacturer and their specifications.






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                 AUGUST 12, 2021 TOPANGA/SUNSET MESA FIRE DRILL




August 12 -

Please take time to review your copy of either the Ready!Set!Go! guide, the County of Los Angeles Emergency Survival Guide, or the Topanga Disaster Survival Guide.

This is also an excellent opportunity to create, or ensure that, your home has defensible space. Your home will stand a better chance of surviving a wildfire by hardening your home.  

You may also contact the Resource Conservation District (RCD) of the Santa Monica Mountains for information on the Home Ignition Zone Evaluation Program.  

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August 12 11:42 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

This concludes the 2021 Virtual Topanga Fire Evacuation Drill.  At the end of the online presentation, please go to the www.tcep.org homepage for the link to complete the drill survey.  The survey will only take a few minutes to complete and we appreciate your feedback.

Thank you.

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August 12 11:36 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

The Maria Fire has reached the ocean at PCH & Tuna Canyon. Extreme fire conditions will continue to shift fire direction.

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August 12 11:00 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

An EVACUATION ORDER IS IN EFFECT FOR *ALL* ZONES 1-10.

UPDATED STATS:

Acres:  Approximately 12,000
Containment:  10%
Structures Threatened: 7,000
Structures Damaged or Destroyed: Unknown
Assigned Resources:  500 engines, 40 hand crews, 8 helicopters, and 4 air tankers.
Personnel estimate:  Approximately 2,500


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August 12 10:00 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

An EVACUATION ORDER IS IN EFFECT FOR *ALL* ZONES 1-10.

UPDATED STATS:

Acres:  Approximately 5,760
Containment:  10%
Structures Threatened: 7,000
Assigned Resources:  400 engines, 30 hand crews, 8 helicopters, and 4 air tankers.
Personnel estimate:  Approximately 1,200


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August 12 6:26 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

An EVACUATION ORDER IS IN EFFECT FOR *ALL* ZONES 1-10.

Zones 1, 2, & 3: EVACUATE NORTH TOWARD WOODLAND HILLS IMMEDIATELY

Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: EVACUATE SOUTH TOWARD PCH IMMEDIATELY.

UPDATED STATS:

Acres:  Approximately 3,200
Containment:  8%
Structures Threatened: 7,000
Assigned Resources:  300 engines, 30 hand crews, 8 helicopters. Fixed wing aircraft will return in the morning.
Personnel estimate:  Approximately 1,200

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August 12 6:22 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.

An EVACUATION ORDER is in effect for *ALL*  Zones 1-10.

Zones 1, 2, & 3: EVACUATE NORTH TOWARD WOODLAND HILLS IMMEDIATELY

Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: EVACUATE SOUTH TOWARD PCH IMMEDIATELY.


UPDATED STATS:

Acres:  Approximately 1,200
Containment:  5%
Structures Threatened: 5,000
Assigned Resources:  250 engines, 20 hand crews, 8 helicopters. Fixed wing aircraft are unable to fly at night and will resume efforts in the morning.
Personnel estimate:  Approximately 1,000


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August 12 6:20 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

SCE has de-energized multiple circuits but will keep power on in local shelters.

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August 12 6:14 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

An EVACUATION ORDER is in effect for Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7.

Zones 1, 2, 3, & 5: EVACUATE NORTH TOWARD WOODLAND HILLS IMMEDIATELY

Zones 4, 6, & 7: EVACUATE SOUTH TOWARD PCH IMMEDIATELY.

An EVACUATION WARNING is in effect for Zones 8, 9, & 10. Please monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate.

HARD ROAD CLOSURES NOW IN EFFECT:

Topanga Canyon Blvd: Closed southbound from Mulholland and northbound from PCH.  
YOU MAY  EXIT THE CANYON ON TCB BUT NO ENTRY. THIS IS A HARD CLOSURE.

Santa Maria Road:  Closed from Mulholland Dr. to Topanga Canyon Blvd.

EVACUATION CENTERS:  Evacuation Centers are now open at Taft High School and Pacific Palisades High School (aka Pali HS)

Taft:  5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland HIills CA 91364
Pali: 15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades CA 90272

ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTERS: Animal Evacuation Centers are now open at Pierce College and Agoura Animal Care Center.

Pierce College (for large animals): 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Agoura Animal Care Center (for small animals): 29525 Agoura Rd., Agoura HIlls CA 91301

UPDATED STATS:

Acres:  1450
Containment:  0%
Structures Threatened: 5,000
Assigned Resources:  200 engines, 16 hand crews, 8 helicopters, and 4 air tankers.
Personnel:  Approximately 800


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August 12 6:12 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

Helispot 69 Bravo is open and has already supplied over 20,000 gallons of water used in drops.

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August 12 6:08 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

LASD deputies have been dispatched to assist with evacuations.

CHP is currently staffing roadblocks and assisting with flow of traffic.

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August 12 6:06 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

An EVACUATION ORDER is in effect for Zones 1, 2, 3, & 4.

ZONES 1, 2, & 3: EVACUATE NORTH TOWARD WOODLAND HILLS IMMEDIATELY

ZONE 4: EVACUATE SOUTH TOWARD PCH IMMEDIATELY.

An EVACUATION WARNING is in effect for Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9.
Please continue to monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate.

EVACUATION CENTERS:  

Evacuation Centers are being established at Taft High School and Pacific Palisades High School (aka Pali HS)

Taft:  5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills CA 91364
Pali: 15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades CA 90272

ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTERS:

Animal Evacuation Centers are being established at Pierce College and Agoura Animal Care Center.

Pierce College (for large animals): 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Agoura Animal Care Center (for small animals): 29525 Agoura Rd., Agoura HIlls CA 91301

ROAD CLOSURES:

Topanga Canyon Blvd is closed southbound from Mulholland and northbound from PCH.  YOU CAN EXIT THE CANYON ON TCB BUT NO ENTRY. THIS IS A HARD CLOSURE.

Santa Maria Road is closed from Mulholland Dr. to Topanga Canyon Blvd.

STATS:

Acres:  100
Containment:  0%
Structures Threatened: 5,000
Estimated resources on scene:  100 engines, 8 hand crews, 6 helicopters, and 4 air tankers.
Personnel estimate:  500


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August 12 6:05 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

This is now  the Maria Incident.

The fire is rapidly spreading uphill into heavy brush.  Approximately 50 Engine companies, 6 hand crews, 3 helicopters are on scene. Air tankers are en route and additional resources have been requested.


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August 12 5:58 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR DRILL PURPOSES ONLY.

LA County Fire Dept has confirmed a brush fire in the vicinity of Santa Maria RD. and dirt Mulholland.

Additional resources have been requested.  

Additional Information:

Old Canyon is closed in both directions due to three lamas and one small burro loose in traffic; traffic is at a standstill while waiting for animal control to arrive.

Traffic accident on Topanga Cyn at Fernwood has not cleared and  traffic remains slow at 5 - 10 MPH.


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August 12 5:46 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.

Crews are still en route to the smoke investigation near Santa Maria Rd. and dirt Mulholland.

A traffic accident has been reported at Fernwood and Topanga Cyn Blvd and traffic in both directions (north and south) is 5 to 10 MPH.  

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August 12 5:22 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  

Smoke has been reported in the vicinity of Santa Maria Rd. and dirt Mulholland.  Due to extreme Santa Ana wind conditions and high fire danger, we will continue to closely monitor this situation.

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August 12 5:15 PM - THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Topanga Area from 5pm this evening, Thursday, 8/12, through 6pm Friday, 8/13, for the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys due to gusty northeast winds and low relative humidity.  North to northeast winds gusting between 40 and 55 MPH, with gusts 65 to 80 MPH predicted.  Humidities will also remain between 8 and 12 percent across the area.  

IMPACTS: If fire ignition occurs, conditions are favorable for rapid fire and spread, and extreme fire behavior which would threaten life and property.


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IN AN EMERGENCY: DIAL 911 FIRST!

See below for Helpful Maps and Emergency Numbers.

Please note T-CEP does not post daily traffic information or accidents.
See below for helpful traffic links.
Hashtag(s):
NONE
Major Road Status:

No T-CEP report at this time


Traffic Resources:
CalTrans Local Hwys: Topanga Cyn Blvd (SR-27),  PCH (SR-1),  Ventura Fwy (US-101)
CHP Traffic Incident Information Page
LA County Road Closures
Interactive traffic map from sigalert.com
Live Cam views of Topanga Canyon Blvd (courtesy of Froggy's and Topanga Lumber)
School Status:

No T-CEP report at this time
Evacuation Status:

No T-CEP report at this time
Red Cross Shelters:

No T-CEP report at this time
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HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS & INFO:

FOR ALL EMERGENCIES: DIAL 911 (Do NOT call Fire Station 69)

Text the word EVACUATION to 888777 to subscribe to LA County Fire Dept alerts. Alerts only sent during major wildfire incidents. Normal text rates apply.

Poison Control: (800) 222-1222
LA County Disaster Service Info: 211
Lost Hills Sheriff Station: (818) 878-1808
LA County Fire Station 69 - Topanga (for rattlesnake removal & NON-Emergencies): (310) 455-1766
Department of Public Works (800) 675-HELP (4357)
SCE (Southern California Edison) (800) 655-4555 or go to the SCE Outage Map
Red Flag Warning Info: (310) 456-5783
CHP (California Highway Patrol) (818) 888-0980 or (800) TELL-CHP
Road Information: (800) 427-7623
Animal Care
Hospitals & Urgent Care
Disaster Distress Helpline | SAMHSA - Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Still Need Help, try OneTopanga

TOPANGA VOLUNTEER RESOURCES:
Updates to Hotline (310) 455-3000 may not occur as quickly as on this page and @TCEP90290.
Arson Watch: (310) 455-4244
Topanga CERT: (310) 455-0673
Topanga Animal Rescue: (310) 455-7268

Make your smartphone part of your Family Emergency Plan.
HAM radio classes: (818) 403-5123
 
 
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