Mayor Garcetti: West Hills Residents can return Home

Cal Fire lifts Woolsey Fire evacuation order covering homes west of Valley Circle Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti said today that residents of West Hills can begin returning to their homes, following the lifting of a mandatory evacuation order put in place by the Woolsey Fire Unified Command.  

The evacuation order — lifted Monday evening by the Unified Command led by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) — covered homes west of Valley Circle Boulevard, between Vanowen Street and Roscoe Boulevard. It had been been in place since Friday evening. There are no longer any evacuation orders in the City of Los Angeles.  

“I know it is very difficult to leave home for days at a time, but there is nothing more important to me than keeping Angelenos safe,” said Mayor Garcetti. “We are glad that some people can go home tonight — but let’s keep our thoughts, prayers, and generosity with the many Californians who have suffered devastating losses of loved ones or property, and the courageous first-responders who are risking everything to put out fires across our state.”  

“Since the Woolsey Fire broke out a few days ago, we have seen incredible destruction throughout the region but we have also seen our community come together to help neighbors in need,” said Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, whose district hosted most of the temporary regional evacuation centers. “Fires don't discriminate based on county lines or council district boundaries and we still don't know the full extent of what will be lost in this fire. As our City’s evacuation orders are lifted, I am so proud of the bravery of our first responders as well as the resiliency and generosity of our fellow Angelenos.”

Mayor Garcetti reminded Angelenos that strong winds and low humidity are continuing, with a Red Flag warning in effect across Southern California through Wednesday. Red Flag Parking Restrictions within the City of Los Angeles went into effect Sunday morning and will continue until further notice.