Laguna Niguel Aliso Woods Canyon #CoastalFire Guide Saturday May 14 2022.
UPDATE on Saturday May 14 2022 at 6:30pm
The Coastal Fire is at 60% containment.
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m. the mandatory evacuation zone established in response to the Coastal Fire impacting neighborhoods located in the City of Laguna Niguel was further reduced.
The City’s partners in public safety, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) and the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), have been working around the clock to further contain the blaze.
These efforts have led to a reduction from 900 homes to 71 homes in the mandatory evacuation zone.
The safety of all residents continues to be a top priority.
Hazards throughout the remaining affected areas will continue to be mitigated until the area is rendered safe for residents to
return to their homes where possible.
The Laguna Niguel Coastal Fire is ongoing on Saturday May 14 2022 with 60% containment.
Orange County Fire Authority Firefighters are continuing to work to allow residents that evacuated during the Coastal Fire back into the homes.
The Orange County Coastal Fire has burned over 200 acres since the half acre fire started mid afternoon Wednesday May 11 2022.
The fire started near the South Orange County Wastewater Authority’s Coastal Treatment Plant.
Coastal Fire Evacuations
Saturday May 14 2022 at 2:00pm: 71 Homes Under Evacuation Orders
Orange County Fire Authority is reporting that they are continuing to work to allow residents that evacuated during the Coastal Fire back into their home.
Orange County Sheriff is reporting that up to 900 homes were under evacuation.
Mandatory Evacuation Order (OC Sheriffs)
The City of Laguna Niguel Reports Mandatory Evacuations are in place for the following communities and streets:
Via La Rosas
Vista Montemar (Residences at 71, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80)
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
The Care and Reception Center at Crown Valley Community Center is no longer open.
Residents directly impacted by the Coastal Fire are encouraged to contact a City staff member for assistance and resources by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (949) 362-4300.
Coastal Fire Animal Assistance
For Animal Evacuation Assistance, please call Mission Viejo Animal Services at (949) 470-3045 – Ext 0.
Coastal Fire Containment
60 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. They suffered minor injuries and have been released from the Hospital.
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.”
Firefighters Fighting The Coastal Fire
456 Firefighters Assigned to the Coastal Fire
City/County/State Declare Local Emergency
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.
The City of Laguna Niguel May 12 2022 Press Release on Coastal Fire Is Online
The County of Orange Has Declared A Local Emergency For the Coastal Fire
This proclamation allows the County to fully deploy all available resources, actions and measures deemed necessary to ensure the safety and welfare of OC residents.
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.
Coastal Fire Information Resources
Laguna Beach Emergency Alert Sign Up for Nixle, text 92651 to 888-777.
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.
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