Posted byOctober 28, 2019 4:20 PM
Hahn Proclaims Local Emergency for Getty Fire and Oak Fire
Los Angeles, CA – Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Janice Hahn has proclaimed a local emergency in the County of Los Angeles in response to the Getty Fire in Los Angeles and the Oak Fire in Calabasas. This is the third local fire emergency she has proclaimed in less than three weeks.
The proclamation of a local emergency allows Los Angeles County to enact emergency powers to support the response to the fire. This includes an expedited procurement process for resources and allows the County to enforce emergency evacuations. It also allows the County to be eligible for cost recovery from the State and Federal Governments and may allow individual citizens to qualify for disaster relief.
“This emergency proclamation will ensure that our firefighters and first responders have the support, authority, and resources they need to protect life and property,” said LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn. “This is the third local emergency I have had to declare in three weeks. I want to thank our firefighters who have been working tirelessly day and night to battle these fires in extreme and unyielding conditions to keep communities safe.”