High Winds Prompt LAFD to Deploy Additional Resources

UPDATE: LAFD extends Red Flag Warning

The Los Angeles Fire Department has deployed additional crews to the mountainous portions of the 11th District due to a Red Flag Warning, indicating the very high potential for brush fire.

LAFD Division 1 Arriving

“Forecast models have been consistently advertising what looks to be one of the strongest Santa Ana events thus far this fall season,” according to the LAFD blog.  “Gusty northeasterly winds (up to 45 MPH) and single digit relative humidity should bring a period of critical fire weather conditions to portions of Los Angeles.”

Due to the increased fire weather, the LAFD has added resources to the fire-prone northern part of CD11 over the next 24 hours, through at least 8 a.m. and possibly through Friday.

  • (4) Four-member engine company at Fire Station 69 in Pacific Palisades
  • (2) Two-member brush patrol at Fire Station 23 in Pacific Palisades
  • (2) Two-member brush patrol at Fire Station 19 in Brentwood
  • (2) Two-member brush patrol at Fire Station 109 in Encino Hills/ Mountaingate
  • (4) Four-member engine company pre-deployed to Fire Station 109 in Encino Hills/ Mountaingate
  • (1) One Firefighter/Emergency Incident Technician (EIT) added to staff the Battalion 9 Chief, serving the role of assisting with the command and control function of running a major incident

This translates to a total of 15 additional LAFD personnel deployed to the northern portion of CD11 today and through early tomorrow morning in response to the extreme fire danger and Red Flag Warning.

For more information on the Red Flag Warning and the associated parking restrictions, click here.

UPDATE:

The LAFD extended the Red Flag Warning through 8 a.m. on Saturday. All resources mentioned above will continue to stay in their current locations during this time.

Read more stories about the LAFD and public safety in the 11th District.

 

 

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