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On March 30, 2024 just before 7pm, a major residential fire began at 2110 Palos Verdes Drive North affecting 25 unit family dwellings. Approximately 100 firefighters responded to the scene and worked tirelessly throughout the night to extinguish the flames. The heavy rainfall greatly aided in the firefighting efforts. Fortunately, no residents or firefighters sustained any injuries during this unfortunate event.

Currently, the cause of the fire remains under investigation. However, an additional 4 fire engines, accompanied by 20 personnel, responded this morning to support the ongoing efforts in securing the area.

Regrettably, a number of units have been destroyed and the complex is still under evaluation. We are grateful for the generosity of the Rolling Hills Covenant Church as they assisted with providing shelter to the displaced individuals, and the American Red Cross has been on-site to provide assistance to those affected.

The city is working closely with various agencies including the LA County Fire Department, Lomita Sheriff’s Department, LA County Building and Safety, and the American Red Cross as well as the Vista Verde Home Owners Association to manage the aftermath of this incident effectively.

Please avoid the affected area while officials continue their investigation. The Lomita Sheriff’s Department will remain on-site and include added patrol of the area to ensure safety.

If you are interested in donating, please use the following link to donate to Community’s Child. In the memo section type “Lomita Fire Victims”. The donations will stay local and assist the families impacted by this incident.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our first responders for their heroic efforts in ensuring the safety of our community and its residents. Rest assured, the city will continue to provide support and assistance during this challenging time and will collaborate closely with local agencies to prioritize the safety and well-being of our residents.

If you are a resident or have been affected, and have questions for the city, please reach out to us at: