2016 Old Fire: Luckily the winds calmed down and Topanga was spared.

Post date: Jun 10, 2016 1:12:50 AM

Many of us in the North of Topanga were evacuated on June 4th due to the Old Fire. This video clip from the Los Angeles County Fire Department Facebook page explains how dangerous embers can be in spreading a fire in high winds. Luckily the winds died down and the firefighters were able to contain the fire before it entered north Topanga Canyon (which is where it was headed). This shows how important it is to harden your home against embers well in advance of a fire emergency. You might have to evacuate at a moments notice, and by hardening your home you increase the chances there will be something to return to after the fire!