Cal OES Prepositions Firefighting Resources in Three Southern California Counties in Advance of Extreme Fire Conditions


With extreme fire conditions and a Red Flag Warning in the forecast for Southern California this week, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical fire resources and personnel in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties.

The prepositioned fire resources include:

Los Angeles County: 5 Local Government Type 1 Engines, 1 Local Government Type 1 Water Tender, 1 Local Government Type 1 Hand Crew,1 Local Government Dispatcher

Orange County: 5 Cal OES Type 3 Engines, 1 Local Government Type 2 Water Tender, 1 Local Government Helicopter, 1 Local Government Type 2 Hand Crew, 1 Local Government Dispatcher

Riverside County: 5 Cal OES Type 3 Engines

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning and is forecasting extreme fire weather over parts of Southern California through Wednesday. According to National Weather Service Los Angeles, wind gusts are expected to peak around 75 mph in some areas. The Red Flag Warning expires tonight at 7 p.m.

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The public is urged to remain aware of their surrounding conditions and to avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation. The public is also reminded to have an emergency plan in place, emergency preparedness kits at home and vehicles full of fuel. Sign-up for emergency alerts, listen to local authorities and warnings, and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

The Cal OES Warning Center and State Operations Center will monitor conditions and be ready for further resource requests as necessary.

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