Early Morning Blaze in Downtown LA
LOS ANGELES - A well involved commercial fire meant an early morning for firefighters as they defended neighboring businesses from damage.
Firefighters Tame Flames in Heavy Brush Over Steep Terrain
PACIFIC PALISADES - Firefighters found an acre-and-a-half brush fire with flames rapidly spreading uphill in medium to heavy brush.
Sylmar Brush Fire Held in Check
LOS ANGELES - A rubbish fire along the 210 Freeway quickly grew into a brush fire but crews prevented it from taking hold.
NEW BRUSH REQUIREMENTS
The Los Angeles City Council has approved an ordinance to increase requirements for brush clearance and fire safety in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ). This ordinance establishes appropriate safety measures necessary to mitigate the occurrence of brush fires which have increased in frequency and size.
RED FLAG PARKING
To increase public safety, the Fire Department and Department of Transportation have created a program to remove illegally parked vehicles in posted locations within the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. The goal of this program is to educate the public on the potential hazards associated with a fast-moving brush fire, and the importance of keeping roadways clear.
The canyons of Los Angeles are always a challenge in terms of fire safety. In addition to obvious brushy hillsides, there are multiple types of fire hazards that exist because of ornamental vegetation. The Los Angeles Fire Department works year-round to ensure those with this type of shrubbery obey the Fire Code relative to clearance and care.
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