On Friday, June 28, 2019, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) was joined by other Southern California public safety agencies at the annual fire season outlook news conference. This year, the event took place at the Pomona Fairplex.
LACoFD Chief Daryl Osby and chief officers from other agencies, such as the United States Forest Service, CAL FIRE, the Los Angeles Fire Department, Orange County Fire Authority and San Bernardino County Fire Department, warned of a potentially dangerous fire season due to the abundance of fuel that resulted from this past spring’s rainfall.
Last year’s fire season was the most destructive and deadliest on record. With another tough fire season predicted for 2019, public safety officials urge residents to create defensible space around their homes to help decrease the chances of wildfire, especially in fire-prone areas.
For more information about wildfire defense, visit http://www.fire.lacounty.gov/RSG/ for the Department’s Ready! Set! Go! plan.