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Woolsey Fire

Saturday, November 17, 2018

UPDATE: 7:00 AM November 17, 2018
 
EVACUATIONS:  There are NO active evacuation orders within the borders of the City of Los Angeles.
 
ACREAGE: 98,362

% CONTAINMENT: 82
 


 
UPDATE: 7:00 AM November 16, 2018
 
EVACUATIONS:  There are NO active evacuation orders within the borders of the City of Los Angeles.
 
RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS:  There are currently NO Red Flag Parking Restrictions in the City of Los Angeles. For further information about such parking restrictions: LAFD.ORG/RedFlag
 
ACREAGE: 98,362

% CONTAINMENT: 69

We are not aware of any homes that have been seriously damaged by the Woolsey wildfire within the City of Los Angeles.

If you know of any wind or wildfire related damage requiring action by a City of Los Angeles agency, please report it on-line or call 3-1-1.

 


 
UPDATE: 7:00 PM November 15, 2018
 
EVACUATIONS:  There are NO active evacuation orders within the borders of the City of Los Angeles.
 
RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS:  There are currently NO Red Flag Parking Restrictions in the City of Los Angeles. For further information about such parking restrictions: LAFD.ORG/RedFlag
 
ACREAGE: 98,362

% CONTAINMENT: 62

We are not aware of any homes that have been seriously damaged by the Woolsey wildfire within the City of Los Angeles.

If you know of any wind or wildfire related damage requiring action by a City of Los Angeles agency, please report it on-line or call 3-1-1.

 


 
UPDATE: 7:00 AM November 15, 2018
 
EVACUATIONS:  There are NO active evacuation orders within the borders of the City of Los Angeles.
 
RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS:  There are currently NO Red Flag Parking Restrictions in the City of Los Angeles. For further information about such parking restrictions: LAFD.ORG/RedFlag
 
ACREAGE: 98,362

% CONTAINMENT: 57

We are not aware of any homes that have been seriously damaged by the Woolsey wildfire within the City of Los Angeles.

If you are aware of any wind or wildfire related damage requiring action by a City of Los Angeles agency, please report it on-line or by calling 3-1-1.
 

 
 


 
 
UPDATE: 7:00 PM November 13, 2018
 
EVACUATIONS:  There are NO active evacuation orders within the borders of the City of Los Angeles. 
 
RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS:  Red Flag Parking Restrictions in the City of Los Angeles remain IN EFFECT and will be fully enforced until 8:00AM Wednesday, November 14th. For further information: LAFD.ORG/RedFlag
 
ACREAGE: 97,114

% CONTAINMENT: 40
 
We are not aware of any homes that have been seriously damaged by the Woolsey wildfire within the City of Los Angeles. 
 
If you are aware of any wind or wildfire related damage requiring action by a City agency, please report it on-line or by calling 3-1-1. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS:  https://www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR VENTURA COUNTY RESIDENTS: https://www.vcemergency.com 
 
 


Update: 7:43PM November 12, 2018
 
EVACUATIONS:  ALL evacuations within the borders of the City of Los Angeles are LIFTED  (West Hills).  All residents living within the city borders may safely return to their homes without restrictions. 
 
RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS:  Red Flag Parking Restriction Program in the City of Los Angeles remain IN effect at least until 8:00AM Wednesday, November 14th. Current status always available here RED FLAG
 
ACREAGE: 93,662
 
% CONTAINMENT: 30
 
REPOPULATION RESOURCES:  When it is time to go home, knowing what to do next can be overwhelming.  The below resources can be a valuable tool in easing the stress and guiding you through the steps to take. Even though no homes were lost in the City of Los Angeles, you may have friends in neighboring areas who could also use this information.
  • SAFETY is the most important factor when returning to your home after a wildfire

  • Resources and services offered by governments and non-profits: Services Needed
  • Cleaning up after a brush fire: Safe Clean Up After a 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 air might trigger asthmatic attacks in people who already have asthma.
  • Check list to assist after a house fire:

 
 
 
 
 
Update: 9:00AM November 12, 2018
 
RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS:  Red Flag Parking Restriction Program in the City of Los Angeles remain IN effect until further notice. Current status always available here RED FLAG
 
ACREAGE: 91,572
 
% CONTAINMENT: 20
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: NO CHANGE The below evacuations are still in effect
All homes within the West Hills area of the City of Los Angeles
-  West of Valley Circle Blvd
-  Northern border is Roscoe Blvd
-  Southern border is Vanowen Street
 
REPOPULATION RESOURCES:  When it is time to go home, knowing what to do next can be overwhelming.  The below resources can be a valuable tool in easing the stress and guiding you through the steps to take. Even though no homes were lost in the City of Los Angeles, you may have friends in neighboring areas who could also use this information.
  • Resources and services offered by governments and non-profits: Services Needed
  • Cleaning up after a brush fire: Safe Clean Up After a 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 air might trigger asthmatic attacks in people who already have asthma.
  • Check list to assist after a house fire: 

 


UPDATE: 7:00PM November 11, 2018
 
RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS: At 8:00 AM on November 12, 2018 the Red Flag Parking Restriction Program in the City of Los Angeles will continue to be in effect for at least an additional 24hrs.
 
ACREAGE: 85,500
 
% CONTAINMENT: 15
 
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: NO CHANGE The below evacuations are still in effect and the interactive map below is still accurate for the City of Los Angeles
All homes within the West Hills area of the City of Los Angeles
-  West of Valley Circle Blvd
-  Northern border is Roscoe Blvd
-  Southern border is Vanowen Street
 

UPDATE: 7:00PM November 10, 2018

RED FLAG PARKING RESTRICTIONS: At 8:00AM on November 11, 2018 the Red Flag Parking Restriction Program in the City of Los Angeles will go into effect (for at least 24hrs).  

  • In an attempt to increase public safety, the Los Angeles Fire and Transportation Departments created the program to remove illegally parked vehicles in posted locations within the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) 
  • The parking restrictions are planned for a 24hr time period and will be reevaluated based on the weather conditions. 
  • Please see the interactive map below with red showing the areas in the VHFHSZ. In this zone, please look for the "Red Flag Days" no parking signs and ensure you do not violate the restriction.

(VHFHSZ) Map Click here to view full size

 
ACREAGE: 83,275
% CONTAINMENT: 5
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: NO CHANGE The below evacuations are still in effect and the interactive map below is still accurate for the City of Los Angeles
All homes within the West Hills area of the City of Los Angeles
-  West of Valley Circle Blvd
-  Northern border is Roscoe Blvd
-  Southern border is Vanowen Street
 
INTERACTIVE EVACUATION MAP: Click here to view full size

 


UPDATE: 9:30AM November 10, 2018
ACREAGE: 70,000+
% CONTAINMENT: 0
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: NO CHANGE The below evacuations are still in effect and the interactive map below is still accurate for the City of Los Angeles
 All homes within the West Hills area of the City of Los Angeles
-  West of Valley Circle Blvd
-  Northern border is Roscoe Blvd
-  Southern border is Vanowen Street
Update: 7:00PM  November 9, 2018
ACREAGE: 35,000+
% CONTAINMENT: 0
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: All homes within the West Hills area of the City of Los Angeles
 -  West of Valley Circle Blvd
-  Northern border is Roscoe Blvd
-  Southern border is Vanowen Street
 
EVACUATION CENTERS: In the City of Los Angeles, the Red Cross is operating four evacuation centers
1) Taft Charter High School
(5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, 91364)
2) Canoga Park Senior High School
(6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 91303)
3) Palisades Charter High School
(15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, 90272)
4) Pierce College
(7100 El Rancho Drive Woodland Hills, 91371)
 
ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTER: In the City of Los Angeles
1) Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (2551 W Ave H, Lancaster 93536)
If you need large animal assistance, please call (805) 388-4258
 
DEFINITON OF TERMS:
Mandatory Evacuation: Mandatory Evacuation Orders may be initiated by law enforcement, Fire Departments, Public Health Agencies, and in rare cases some federal agencies when residents are requested to vacate the area due to an imminent threat.All non-essential persons are requested to leave the area immediately.
  • Conditions exist that SERIOUSLY IMPERIL or ENDANGER the lives of those in the defined area.
  • The danger is IMMINENT!
  • Generally, residents will not be forcibly removed from their own property however those found to be on public property including roadways and public parks may be subject to removal from the area.
  • Once out of the area, the general public (including residents) will not be permitted to return until conditions permit.
  • Any non-essential persons found by officials traveling through, or loitering in, the area will be escorted out and not permitted to re-enter the area. Those found to be interfering with the disaster response are SUBJECT TO ARREST.
  • Utility workers in work vehicles including Southern California Edison, the Gas Company, etc shall be permitted beyond closures for official business only.
  • Subsequent to §409.5(d) p.c., nothing shall prevent a duly authorized representative of any news service, newspaper, or radio or television station or network from entering the area unless the area is determined to be a crime scene.

Voluntary Evacuation: Voluntary Evacuations may be initiated by law enforcement, Fire Departments, Public Health Agencies, and in rare cases federal agencies.

  • Voluntary Evacuation orders are issued when residents should begin preparing for a potential mandatory evacuation order to be issued.Access to the area under a voluntary evacuation order may or may not restricted by a soft or hard closure.
  • The threat to lives is NOT YET IMMINENT.
  • Due to the potential for rapidly changing conditions to develop into a serious threat, residents are advised to prepare for the issuance of an evacuation order.
  • Residents should prepare personal belongings including pets and livestock for evacuation.
  • Advance measures should be taken to prevent harm to individuals with mobility issues or other types of access and functional needs.

Shelter-in-Place Order: 

  • Conditions exist that may ENDANGER the lives of those in a defined area.
  • Access to the area under a shelter in place order may or may not be restricted by a soft or hard closure.
  • Residents should select an interior room or rooms within their home or business with no or few windows, and taking refuge there.

Hard Road Closure

  • Law enforcement will prevent the general public from entering the area on foot or by vehicle.
  • In the case of a long-term closure, barricades may be used to maintain the closure in lieu of law enforcement personnel.
  • Subsequent to §409.5(d) p.c., nothing shall prevent a duly authorized representative of any news service, newspaper, or radio or television station or network from entering the area unless it is a secured crime scene.

Soft Road Closure

  • Law enforcement will prevent the general public from entering the area.
  • Those residents who reside in the impacted area will be allowed access with ID.
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