Laguna Beach Emerald Fire Thursday February 10 2022

Laguna Beach California Emerald Fire Courtesy of The City of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach California Emerald Fire Courtesy of The City of Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach #EmeraldFire Thursday February 10 2022.

The Emerald Fire started in the early morning hours on Thursday February 10 2022.
The Emerald Fire displaced residents and closed down the iconic Coast Highway 1 in Laguna Beach California.
As Laguna Beach heads into the late afternoon, Coast Highway is reopened and residents are able to return to their homes.

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

At this time, there are no major threats to region and no reports of structure loss.
Laguna Beach Fire and Police will be patrolling overnight at Irvine Cove to perform fire watch in the area to watch for hot spots. OCFA will patrol the unincorporated Emerald Bay area.
Neighboring State Parks will remain closed.

The City’s new Outdoor Warning System was used to alert residents of the evacuation and the new Helipod filling station on the Fire Road was put into service and water drops from the air were deployed to fight the fire from both the air and the ground.

Laguna Beach Emerald Fire Updates on February 10 2022 at 4:00pm

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

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

Laguna Beach Evacuation Order Lifted Thursday February 10 2022 at 3:00pm

All Evacuation Orders for Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach are LIFTED and residents may return to their homes.

Laguna Beach Evacuation Warning In Effect Thursday February 10 2022 at 3:00pm

An Evacuation Warning for Irvine Cove, Emerald Bay and North Laguna will remain IN EFFECT until further notice and residents should remain on heightened alert and be ready to evacuate if needed on short notice.

Laguna Beach #EmeraldFire Evacuation Order Map February 10 2022

Southern California Edison is on scene and waiting to get permission from the Incident Command Post before re-energizing power lines and evacuated residents returning home should know their homes may not yet have power.

Orange County Hiking Trials Closed Due to Emerald Fire

The City of Irvine is reporting that: “All trails within Crystal Cove State Park and Laguna Wilderness Park are closed due to the #EmeraldFire. Bommer Canyon remains open, but access to those parks from the West Fork Trail is closed at the Laguna Wilderness intersect.” (Twitter at 11:00am)
Orange County Hiking Trails Closed Due to Emerald Fire February 10 2022

Laguna Beach Emerald Fire Size

OCFA is estimating the fire at 150 acres

Laguna Beach Emerald Fire Containment

OCFA is estimating a 10% 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.

UPDATED: February 10 2022 at 3:00pm: All Evacuation Orders Lifted
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

UPDATE: Laguna Beach Evacuation Centers are closed as of Thursday February 10 2022 at 3:00pm.

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

Los Olivos Community Center in Irvine at 101 Alonso

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

All of Emerald Bay/Upper Irvine Cove are still closed

The City of Newport Beach Police Department had closed Coast Highway from Newport Coast Drive to Laguna Beach.

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 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.

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 Irvine

The Toll Roads

Alert OC

Laguna Beach Unified School District

Newport Beach Police Department Twitter Page

This is a Fast Moving Story. Please contact OC Sheriff Department Emerald Fire Online Site and The City of Laguna Beach for the latest information.
You may also call Orange County Emergency Operation Center Public Information Hotline (714) 628-7085.

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

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