Laguna Beach Coast Highway Reopened After Emerald Fire Closure

Laguna Beach Coast Highway File Photo Courtesy of SouthOCBeaches.Com
Laguna Beach Coast Highway File Photo Courtesy of SouthOCBeaches.Com

Laguna Beach Coast Highway Reopened After Emerald Fire Closure.

Laguna Beach Coast Highway Reopened today after the Emerald Fire Closure in the morning hours on Thursday February 10 2022.

Coast Highway had been closed in both directions, North and South from downtown Laguna Beach at Broadway to El Morro.

Laguna Beach Mayor Sue Kempf states “the number one concern is the safety of our residents.”.

UPDATE: Thursday February 10 2022 at 3:00pm. Laguna Beach Evacuation Orders have been lifted.
Laguna Beach Evacuation Warnings are now in place.
Southern California Edison is working on restoring power to the area.

Laguna Beach Emerald Fire Updates on February 10 2022 at 12:30pm

UPDATE on February 10 2022 at 11:30am: Coast Highway Reopened in both directions (North and South).

Laguna Beach Evacuation Order Issued Thursday February 10 2022

Evacuation Orders (Mandatory)

Emerald Bay north of Pacific Coast Highway
Irvine Cove area of Laguna Beach
North Coast area of Laguna Beach
North Laguna (all residents North of Broadway)

Evacuees should go South on Coast Highway to evacuate the area.

Evacuation Warning (Voluntary)

Boat Canyon area of Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Evacuation Center

Laguna Beach Suzi Q Community Center is located at 380 Third Street

Los Olivos Community Center in Irvine at 101 Alonso

Laguna Beach School Closures

UPDATE: February 10 2022 at 12:30pm. Laguna Beach Unified School District Announced that all Schools will be Open on Friday February 11 2022

All Laguna Beach Schools are closed Thursday February 10 2022

All Anneliese School locations are closed Thursday February 10 2022

Laguna Beach Emerald Fire Size

OCFA is estimating the fire at 145 acres

Laguna Beach Emerald Fire Containment

OCFA is estimating a 5% percent containment of the Emerald Fire.

Laguna Beach Emerald Fire History

Emerald Fire Start Date: Thursday February 10 2022 at 4:00am
Orange County Fire Authority reports a 7 acre Vegetation Fire in Emerald Bay.
Resources and additional strike teams have been requested from throughout OC and the region to support firefighting efforts.

Emerald Fire Location: Orange County Emerald Bay in North Laguna Beach California
(this is a Orange County unincorporated area)

Fire Progression: Strong Winds are pushing the Fire North and West (OCFA at 7:20am Press Conference)

Emerald Fire Damage: No Structures. 145 acres burned.

Emerald Fire Crews: Water drops from the air are being deployed to fight the fire and fire crews are fighting it from the ground.

Laguna Beach Emerald Fire Partnerships: OCFA, Los Angeles County Fire, Newport Beach Fire, Caltrans, the City of Irvine, the City of Laguna Niguel, the City of Mission Viejo and the OC Sheriff’s Department.

Road Closures
Updated on February 10 2022 at 11:30am: Coast Highway Reopened

All of Emerald Bay/Upper Irvine Cove are still closed

Laguna Beach California Wild Land Fire started in the early morning hours of Thursday February 10 2022.
Orange County Sheriff and The City of Laguna Beach has issued an evacuation order for North Laguna Beach.

Laguna Beach Evacuation Map
Laguna Beach #EmeraldFire Evacuation Order Map February 10 2022

Laguna Beach Weather Heat Advisory For Thursday February 10 2022

Wind Advisory thru February 10 2022 at 4:00pm

Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

Heat Advisory thru Sunday February 13 2022 at 6:00pm

Temperatures up to 91 Degrees.

Southern California Edison (SCE) Wildfire Map is Online

February 10 2022 at 6:21am: SCE is reporting that 278 Customers are without power.

Laguna Beach Emerald Fire Agency Partners

Laguna Beach City

Southern California Edison (SCE) Wildfire Page is Online
When there is a high risk for a wildfire SCE may temporarily shut off power to your neighborhood to prevent our electric system from becoming the source of an ignition.
See the interactive map to search impacted areas as well as locations of SCE Community Crew Vehicles and Community Resource Centers.

Cal Fire Facebook Page

California Highway Patrol Incident Reports Are Online

Orange County Fire Authority is on Twitter

Orange County Sheriff

Orange County Traffic and Closures at CalTrans

South Coast Air Quality Management District

City of Newport Beach

City of Irvine

The Toll Roads

Alert OC

This is a Fast Moving Story. Please contact Cal Fire for the latest information.

South OC Beaches will do their best to update information as it becomes available

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