Fox 11 News:
Officials ordered mandatory evacuation orders in Laguna Beach after a brush fire fueled by strong winds erupted above the Emerald Bay community Thursday morning.
The wind-driven fire was reported just before 4:10 a.m. in the 1400 block of Emerald Bay, located near the Pacific Coast Highway. By 7:30 a.m., fire officials said the fire was burning between 7 and 10 acres and that they have slowed the spread of the fire. Fire authorities also noted they believe they can get the fire contained by the end of the day.
While Monarch Bay does not seem threatened, this would be a good time for residents to review the Emergency Preparedness Plan in the Library Section of the MBA Website and particularly Section 2 on Personal Preparedness in the event that an evacuation was ever required in our community.