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Christopher Goffard

Christopher Goffard is an author and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He shared in the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s Bell coverage and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing, in 2007 and 2014. His novel "Snitch Jacket" was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel. His book "You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya," based on his Times series, was published in 2011.
Mandatory evacuations lifted in Aliso fire

Orange County firefighters continue to battle 150-acre brush fire in the hills above Laguna Beach.

Laguna Beach fire downgraded to 120 acres; mandatory evacuations lifted

A brush fire in Laguna Beach has been downgraded to 120 acres, threatening nearby homes. The fire started Saturday afternoon below the Top of the World scenic lookout point and behind Soka University of America, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

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