Creek Fire 2017

A Busy Week for LACoFD

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Extreme wind conditions and low humidity contributed to a busy week for fire agencies throughout Southern California.  Firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) battled the Creek Fire near Sylmar and the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita, while also providing resources and assistance to the Skirball Fire near the Getty Center and the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. 

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Horizon Incident Malibu

Horizon Fire Update

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On Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 8:05 a.m., County firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire located at 5331 Horizon Drive, between Zenith Point Road and Andromeda Lane in the City of Malibu. The incident commander called for a second alarm resource assignment to assist with firefighting operations and structure protection. The fire was contained to approximately 1/4 acre and no structures are currently threatened. No civilian or firefighter injuries have been reported. With structure protection in place, firefighters remained on-scene Thursday morning to mop up hot-spots.
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Taichung City Fire Department

LACoFD Chiefs Guide Taiwan Emergency Response Agencies

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Taiwan’s Taichung City Fire Department hosted Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Technical Operations Battalion Chief Robert Harris and Battalion Chief Bryan Wells as guest speakers for an urban search and rescue conference from November 20-21, 2017. Harris and Wells shared their expertise in responding to international emergencies and the process of becoming a United Nations certified team with Taiwan’s Taichung City Fire Department and local government officials.

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