Red Flag WARNING in Effect NOW for Los Angeles County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has implemented its augmented staffing plan in response to the National Weather Service’s red flag warning which is in effect now through Tuesday, October 27, 2020, in Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California counties.
In some areas, extreme Santa Ana wind gusts up to 50 to 60 miles per hour are expected in canyon and mountain areas.
These conditions have resulted in an elevated high fire danger throughout Los Angeles County. Due to the increased fire risk, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby has ordered additional staffing and pre-deployment of resources throughout Los Angeles County.
At this time, we remind residents living in areas prone to wildfires to take appropriate precautions:
• See something, say something. Report any sign of smoke or fire immediately to your local fire department by dialing 9-1-1. If you dial 9-1-1 from your cell phone, be sure to know your location.
• Have your Ready! Set! Go! Wildfire Action Plan in place. It’s critical for residents to be familiar with the Ready! Set! Go! program that provides important pre-planning and evacuation information.
To download the Ready! Set! Go! Wildfire Action Plan and view informational how-to videos, visit fire.lacounty.gov/rsg.
SCE – PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFFs in effect through Tuesday, 10/27
SCE Safety Alert:
Due to forecast fire weather conditions, Southern California Edison is exploring a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff of electrical lines in portions or all of zip code 91001. These conditions may result in SCE turning off your power.
Public Safety Power Shutoff – Am I Impacted?
When there is a high risk for a wildfire, we may temporarily shut off power to your neighborhood to prevent our electric system from becoming the source of an ignition. See the interactive map below to search impacted areas as well as locations of our Community Crew Vehicles and Community Resource Centers.
View Impacted Areas here: www.sce.com/wildfire/psps
For more information, please visit sce.com/psps. Downed power line? Stay away, call 911, and SCE at 1-800-611-1911.
“Southern California Edison has proactively turned off power to your area due to fire weather conditions. We will update you as conditions change. Your power may be restored at any time. To ensure you are ready for service, turn off or unplug any appliances or equipment that may automatically start when your power is restored.“
More on wildfire safety at: sce.com/wildfire
Strong/damaging #SantaAna mountain wave winds expected to develop Mon across the San Gabriel mtns and adjacent foothills of San Gabriel/San Fernando vlys . Threat of downed trees/powerlines will bring increased risk of fire ignitions with very rapid fire spread. #LAWeather #cawx pic.twitter.com/nwauOcx9e2
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) October 25, 2020
With a Red Flag Warning 🚩🔥🚒 in effect for most of LA & Ventura Counties beginning tonight through Tuesday, the #LACoFD encourages residents to be prepared in the event a fast moving fire develops.
— LACoFD (@LACOFD) October 25, 2020