Laguna Niguel Aliso Woods Canyon #CoastalFire Guide Thursday May 12 2022.
UPATED At 5:00pm Thursday May 12 2022
The Laguna Niguel Coastal Fire is ongoing on Thursday May 12 2022 with 15% containment.
Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) states that they “worked hard throughout the night in the canyon and the neighborhoods.”
The Orange County Coastal Fire has burned over 200 acres since mid afternoon Wednesday May 11 2022.
Cal Fire is reporting that the fire is located at St. Tropez and Laguna Ridge Trail, southeast of Laguna Beach California.
Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) are using heavy resources on the ground and in the air.
OCFA is reporting that they have over 60 different types of resources battling the flames.
The State of California Has Secured Federal Assistance For The Coastal Fire
Coastal Fire Evacuations
8:30am Thursday May 12 2022: Orange County Sheriff is reporting that 900 homes are under evacuation.
Mandatory Evacuation Order (OC Sheriffs)
The area north of the intersection of Flying Cloud Drive and Pacific Island Drive to the intersection of Highlands Avenue and Pacific Island Drive is under Mandatory Evacuation Order.
Voluntary Evacuation Warning (OC Sheriffs)
The area south of Flying Cloud Drive and Pacific Island Drive to the intersection of Pacific Island Drive and Crown Valley Parkway is under a Voluntary Evacuation Warning.
The City of Laguna Niguel Reports Mandatory and Voluntary Evacuations are in place for the following communities and streets:
Evacuation Map Online
Input your address to see if you are under evacuation orders at this time.
If you are unable to access the map, call the EOC hotline at 714-628-7085.
Coastal Fire Evacuation Center
Crown Valley Community Center is located at 29751 Crown Valley Parkway in Laguna Niguel
For questions, please call City Hall at (949) 362-4300 or the County Hotline Number at (714) 628-7085.
Coastal Fire Animal Assistance
Mission Viejo Animal Services at (949) 470-3045 – Ext 0.
South Coast Air Quality Management District Coastal Fire Info Is Online
Coastal Fire Containment
5:00pm May 12 2022: 15 percent containment.
Coastal Fire Structures Damaged
20 Structures are Destroyed and 11 Structures are Damaged
Coastal Fire Injuries
Two Firefighters have been injured during the Coastal Fire.
Cause of Coastal Fire
The Cause of the Coastal Fire is the early stages of investigation.
Southern California Edison (SCE) notified State Regulators (California Public Utilities Commission) that “our information reflects circuit activity occurring close in time to the reported time of the fire. Our investigation is ongoing.”
South Coast Air Quality Information Is Online
Firefighters Fighting The Coastal Fire
550 Firefighters Assigned to the Coastal Fire
The City of Laguna Niguel May 12 2022 Press Release on Coastal Fire Is Online
The City of Laguna Niguel has declared a local emergency.
Declaring a Local Emergency gives The City the ability to mobilize local resources, coordinate interagency response, accelerate procurement of vital supplies, use mutual aid, and seek future reimbursement by the State and Federal government.
Resources For Laguna Niguel Residents That Have Been Directly Impacted By The Fire
Email email@example.com or call (949) 362-4300.
Residents are also encouraged to call the Public Information Hotline Number at (714) 628-7085 for additional information.
The County of Orange Has Declared A Local Emergency For the Coastal Fire
Aliso Woods Fire History
Wednesday May 11 2022
8:25pm: The City of Laguna Beach lifted the Evacuation Warning for Balboa Nyes Neighborhood.
Residents asked to stay vigilant overnight.
6:00pm: OC Sheriff is reporting An Evacuation Order has been issued for Coronado Pointe Drive, Vista Court, and Via Las Rosa in the Pacific Island area of Laguna Niguel.
6:00pm: Coastal Fire is estimated to be 183 acres.
5:00pm: Coastal Fire is estimated to be 30 acres.
4:35pm: Orange County Sheriff Department is reporting that Communities near Pacific Island Drive and Coronado Pointe need to evacuate do due fast moving brush fire.
4:00pm: Orange County Parks are reporting that Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park is currently closed due to #CoastalFire.
2:44pm: Orange County Fire Authority is reporting a half an acre to one acre vegetation fire at Aliso Woods Canyon.
Coastal Fire Information Resources
OC Sheriff Coastal Fire Information Page
The City of Laguna Niguel Coastal Fire Page
Laguna Beach Emergency Alert Sign Up for Nixle, text 92651 to 888-777.
Southern California Edison (SCE) Wildfire Map is Online
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.
California Highway Patrol Incident Reports Are Online
Orange County Fire Authority is on Twitter
Orange County Traffic and Closures at CalTrans
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Laguna Beach Fire Department is on Twitter
Orange County Emergency Operation Center Public Information Hotline (714) 628-7085.
This is a fast moving story.
South OC Beaches will do their best to update information as it becomes available