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High Winds Prompt Extra LAFD Deployments

The potential of a brush fire are strong Thursday night as the city sends extra fire crews to mountainous parts of the 11th council district.

The northern portions of Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and Mountaingate will have additional resources from the Los Angeles Fire Department through Thursday's red flag warning and possibly through Friday, according to City Councilman Bill Rosendahl's blog.

A total of 15 extra LAFD personnel are deployed to the area, which includes:

  • Four-member engine company at Fire Station 69 in Pacific Palisades
  • Two-member brush patrol at Fire Station 23 in Pacific Palisades
  • Two-member brush patrol at Fire Station 19 in Brentwood
  • Two-member brush patrol at Fire Station 109 in Encino Hills/ Mountaingate
  • Four-member engine company pre-deployed to Fire Station 109 in Encino Hills/ Mountaingate
  • One Firefighter/Emergency Incident Technician (EIT) added to staff the Battalion 9 Chief, serving the role of assisting with the command and control function of running a major incident

The LAFD, which declares red flag alerts when winds speeds in
excess of 25 mph and relative humidity of less than 15 percent are forecast,
is prohibiting parking on some streets within high-hazard zones and promising
to have violators' autos towed so the vehicles do not impede possible fire and
rescue responses. The parking restrictions went into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday and
will remain in force until further notice.

Click here to follow the LAFD updates throughout the red flag warning. 

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