Supervisor Hahn Proclaims Local Emergency in LA County to Support Saddleridge Fire Response
LOS ANGELES – 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 Saddleridge Fire. The Saddleridge Fire has burned 7,500 acres and threatens more than 13,000 residences in the San Fernando Valley. Mandatory evacuations are taking place for approximately 100,000 people.
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 local 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. “I want to thank the firefighters on the front lines of this deadly fire and urge all residents to follow evacuation orders.”
Read the full Local Emergency Proclamation here.