As the state’s lead emergency management agency, the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) coordinates with local and state partners to deploy support during times of need.
This work includes supporting the community of Tustin and Orange County as they continue to manage the response and recovery to a significant structure fire at the shuttered Tustin Marine Corps Air Station earlier this month.
Driven by gusty Santa Ana winds, an air hangar at the former base caught fire on November 7 and continued to burn for several days. The World War 2 era hangar, one of the largest on the West Coast, was more than 1,000 feet long and 300 feet wide.
Since the onset of the hangar fire, Cal OES has been working with state and local partners on the ground to assess ongoing needs and providing resources and personnel to support response efforts to protect the community.
Within hours of the fire, Cal OES had deployed regional emergency management personnel to Orange County to offer aid and facilitate access to state resources.
The State of California continues to stand ready to provide additional assistance to ensure residents impacted by the fire have support to protect themselves and recover from the incident.
The City of Tustin has launched an online resource hub, learn more at: North Hangar Fire Community Resource Page.