LAFD Deploys Additional Firefighters During Heatwave

UPDATE: LAFD continues deployment of additional firefighters

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) increased deployment levels today based on predicted extreme fire weather.

This includes the activation of additional resources in Council District 11, including Engine 469 at Fire Station 69 in Pacific Palisades, Brush Patrol 23 in the Castellammare and Palisades Highlands communities, Brush Patrol 19 in Brentwood, and Brush Patrol 109 in the Mountaingate  and Sepulveda Pass communities.

Engine 469, staffed with four members, will provide increased personnel in the Pacific Palisades, while the three Brush Patrol units, each staffed with two firefighters, will patrol their respective communities and provide rapid response and intervention to any sighting of smoke or fire.

These additional resources will remain in place throughout the day and possibly into the early morning hours, depending on changes in the predicted weather conditions.

For more news and fire safety information, be sure to check out the LAFD blog.

UPDATE:

As of Tuesday, Engine 469 is fully staffed in the Pacific Palisades, along with a Brush Patrol in the Mountaingate/Sepulveda Pass area for 12 hours today and possibly up to 24 hours.

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