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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

#LAFD Pre-deploys Additional Resources for So Cal Wildfire Fire Weather Danger #CaWx #CaFire

As a result of the anticipated increased winds and lowering relative humidity, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will pre-deploy additional resources beginning at 8:00 AM on Tuesday November 5th, 2013.

 These additional firefighters will be placed at select Neighborhood Fire Stations serving high hazard brush areas for an anticipated 24 hours, pending re-evaluated weather conditions.These Fire Stations include:
35 (Los Feliz) 
78 (Studio City / Valley Village) 
83 (Encino) 
84 (Woodland Hills)
109 (Encino Hills)

The specific stations and locations are based on fire experience, area access and fire potential.

Additional staffing includes: 11 Engines, 5 Brush Patrols (4x4 trucks able to access remote areas, equipped with water and hose), one EIT (Firefighter Staff Assistant) for each Battalion and Division Chief, and one Air Operations pilot.

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 our friends at the National Weather Service.

To determine current Red Flag Alert Parking Restrictions in the City of Los Angeles, please call 3-1-1 or visit:

Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman 

"Serving with Courage, Integrity and Pride"

Public Service Officer
Emergency Public Information (EPI) Center
Los Angeles Fire Department
500 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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