SKIRBALL FIRE: Emergency Information and Updates

SKIRBALL FIRE EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Page last updated December 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT FIRE DAMAGE TO LA COUNTY 211

Report fire damage from the Creek Fire, Skirball Fire, and Rye Fire by calling 211or 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. 211 is able to provide service in 240 languages, For deaf or hard of hearing residents, dial 800-660-4026 (or 7-1-1).

 


FIRE RECOVERY RESOURCES AVAILABLE

 

If you have been impacted by the Creek, Skirball, or Rye Fires, the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County encourage you to visit the LA Fires Local Assistance Center.

 

The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop shop where individuals, families and business owners impacted by the recent fires in Los Angeles County can obtain information on services and assistance from government agencies, utility companies and non-profits.

 

When 

Tuesday, December 12 through Friday, December 15: Opens at 12:00 p.m., last entry at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 16: Opens at 8:00 a.m., last entry at 4:00 p.m.

 

Where

Lake View Terrace Recreation Center

11075 Foothill Boulevard, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

 

Some of the available services include:

  • Animal Services
  • Building Permitting Agencies

  • Crisis Counseling/Mental Health

  • County Assessor and Tax Collector

  • Consumer and Business Affairs

  • Fire, Forestry and Public Safety

  • Health & Human Services

  • Housing Assistance

  • Insurance

  • Public Health

  • Public Works and Sanitation Agencies

  • Tax Relief

  • Veterans’ Affairs

 

Plenty of free parking is available. The facility is ADA compliant and translation services will be available upon request. As a reminder, Los Angeles County residents, renters, and business owners, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may also call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.

 


 

EVACUATION AND REPOPULATION STATUS

 

DECEMBER 10, 7:PM AM UPDATE:

Faced with challenging steep terrain and poor access, Firefighters successfully improved containment lines along the fire’s northern and easterly side. Small flare-ups were reported today but quickly extinguished by Firefighters with the assistance of water dropping Helicopters. Firefighters will remain in place through out the night patrolling the Fire’s perimeter.

 

EVACUATION STATUS: All Mandatory Evacuations have been lifted for the communities affected by the Skirball Fire. Intersections previously controlled by Law Enforcement have fully re-opened. Evacuation Shelters have been vacated and disbanded.

 

REPOPULATION AWARENESS

  • Please Drive SLOWLY and watch the road
  • Be aware Firefighters are still in your community providing service
  • While driving, please be mindful of Fire Apparatus traveling and parking on your street

 

 


RETURNING HOME AND RECOVERING AFTER FIRES

 

 

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. Download the PDF: PDF iconResources for Residents Returning After Fires

 

CHECKLIST FOR RESIDENTS RETURNING HOME

This checklist will help guide you through the early stages of returning home after a house fire. Download the PDF: PDF iconRecovering from a House 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 air might trigger asthmatic attacks in people who already have asthma. For more information, go to: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/media/mediapubHPdetail....

 

 

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