Effective 6:00 p.m., evacuation orders for all Laguna Beach residents in the Top of the World and Old Top of the World areas have been lifted. All displaced residents are able to return to their homes at this time. Please do so in a safe and responsible manner. The City of Laguna Beach greatly appreciates your compliance during the fire incident and we are happy to report no structure loss. The City wants to sincerely thank all residents affected by the evacuation for their cooperation during this fire emergency.
Over 1500 Laguna Beach residents were initially evacuated. The Laguna Beach Fire Department, Orange County Fire Authority, CalFire, Laguna Beach Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Department all responded to the fire. Laguna Beach City Administrators monitored the fire continually from the City’s Emergency Operations Center.
The Care and Reception Evacuation Center the City opened for evacuees at the Susi Q Community Center will be closing immediately. Residents at the Center need to make arrangements to return to their homes.
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