Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

LAFD Pre-Deploys Resources Due to Fire Weather

As a result of the forecasted increased winds and low relative humidity, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will pre-deploy additional resources beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014. These additional firefighters will be deployed at select Neighborhood Fire Stations serving high-hazard brush areas for an anticipated 24 hours, pending further evaluation of weather conditions. These areas include: Porter Ranch; Bel Air / Beverly Glen; Sun Valley / Shadow Hills / La Tuna Canyon; Encino; Sylmar; Laurel Canyon / Mulholland Drive; West Hills / Canoga Park. These locations are based on fire experience, area access and fire potential.

RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS ARE NOT IN EFFECT

When fire weather conditions dictate, the City of Los Angeles may enact special parking restrictions in areas historically prone to wildfire. These are critical areas (very narrow roads, hairpin turns, and key intersections) where parked vehicles could delay citizens trying to evacuate and delay fire companies attempting to gain access during a fast moving Brush Fire.

This local declaration of parking restrictions is separate from regional forecasts from the National Weather Service.