Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti declares local emergency

Mayor Garcetti declares local emergency“The La Tuna Canyon Fire is an emergency that requires all available resources to protect our residents and keep our homes and other structures out of harm’s way. We are grateful for the men and women of LAFD, and all our partner agencies, for their heroic efforts to attempt to bring the fire under control and to keep people and their homes safe.

I have signed a Declaration of Local Emergency that directs relevant departments in the City of Los Angeles to take all necessary steps to protect life and property in the area affected by the fire. This declaration also requests that the Governor declare an emergency --- so that state and federal assistance can be provided to the City as quickly as possible.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti

For the latest information on the La Tuna Canyon fire and instructions on what to do if you live in the affected area, go to lafd.org and follow LAFD on Twitter or Facebook.  For pictures of Mayor Garcetti at the Command Post today, go to lamayor.org/photos