Laguna Beach California Residents in the Northern section of the City are under evacuation orders due to the Emerald Fire.
The Emerald Fire broke out around 4:00am on Thursday February 10 2022.
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 Mayor Sue Kempf states “the number one concern is the safety of our residents.”.
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
UPDATE on February 10 2022 at 11:30am: Coast Highway Reopened in both directions (North and South).
North Operations units responded to the Emerald Bay Fire this morning. Great work by the Orange County Fire Authority firefighters and all other local supporting agencies. @OCFireAuthority #EmeraldFire pic.twitter.com/f65VeUMa4o
— OCSD – North Patrol (@OCSDNorthPatrol) February 10, 2022
Laguna Beach School Closures
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.
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.
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.
February 10 2022 at 6:21am: SCE is reporting that 278 Customers are without power.
Laguna Beach Emerald Fire Agency Partners
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.
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