More than 5,000 Calabasas residents were forced to evacuate their homes Sunday when a wildfire broke out on a canyon slope near Old Topanga Canyon Road, coming up right behind Calabasas High School and Viewpoint School. Over 400 firefighters responded to the area to try to contain the “Old Fire,” which threatened approximately 3,700 homes in Calabasas and Topanga.
While the blaze is now at least 80 percent contained and evacuations have been lifted, the fire has consumed more than 500 acres, destroyed a large building, and damaged two homes. The sheriff’s department has confirmed that the fire started when a speeding pickup truck struck a power pole on Mulholland Highway, causing the pole to fall and a transformer to explode.
Read more coverage of the OId Fire online via CNN News.
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