Posted by Emily Lintner October 25, 2019 11:35 AM
Supervisor Hahn Proclaims Local Emergency for Tick 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 Tick Fire. The Tick Fire started in unincorporated Agua Dulce and spread rapidly to the City of Santa Clarita. It has burned over 4,300 acres and 40,000 residents are currently under evacuation orders.
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 commend our firefighters for their bravery and grit as they continue to battle the Tick Fire.”
Read the full Local Emergency Proclamation here.