Preparing for Brush Fires
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Ready, Set, Go!
Ready, Set, Go is an important program designed to help you and your family stay safe and prepare for the next brush fire.
Brush Clearance Plan
The canyons of Los Angeles are always a challenge in terms of fire safety. In addition to brushy hillsides, there are multiple types of fire hazards that exist because of ornamental vegetation. Visit the above link to learn more about brush hazards and clearance requirements.
Family Escape Plan
Do you know how to escape from your home during a fire or other emergency? Creating a family plan is one of the most important things you can do.
Resources for Residents Post-Brush Fire
Agencies Providing Resources to Residents in December 2017 Fires
Report Fire Damage (to LA County 2-1-1)
Report fire damage from the Creek Fire, Skirball Fire, and Rye Fire by calling 2-1-1 or online at https://211la.org/fire. This information helps the County of Los Angeles determine the extent of the damage and the level of State and Federal assistance needed. If calling from outside the County dial (800) 339-6993. LA County 2-1-1 is able to provide service in 240 languages, For deaf or hard of hearing residents, dial 800-660-4026 (or 7-1-1).
Resources for Residents Returning Home
A listing of various resources and services offered by governments and non-profits that can help you recover from this fire.
How to Clean Up After a Brush Fire
The Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer advises all individuals to take precautions during clean-up following a fire. Ash, soot, dust, and other airborne particles may have been deposited inside and outside of homes and businesses. While ash from wildfires is relatively non-toxic and similar to ash that may be found in a home fireplace, it may be irritating to the skin, nose, and throat. Exposure to ash in the air might trigger asthmatic attacks in people who already have asthma.
For more information, visit http://emergency.lacity.org/creek-fire.