Search inquiries at the LAFD Blog indicate continued interest in a massive wildfire in the national forest "near Los Angeles" that has burned into Ventura County, at times threatening the communities of Fillmore, Santa Paula and Ojai.
We are pleased to direct you to official information regarding the blaze, known as the Day Fire at:
Our friends at the Ventura County Star compiled a brief video chronicling the work of the 'firefighting infantry' of State and Federal handcrews.
Our colleagues at the Ventura County Fire Department have compiled photos and video, including the helicopter reconnaissance footage below.
During the three week duration of this brush fire, that began southwest of Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County - and remains distant from our City, the Los Angeles Fire Department has proudly fulfilled a variety of short-term formal requests for ground-based resources, including engine companies and bulldozers.
These LAFD teams have been dispatched in accordance with California's Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System, administered by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. The system is designed to ensure that additional resources are provided to local jurisdictions whenever their own resources are committed or insufficient for a specific emergency incident.
The City of Los Angeles remains fully protected by the use of additional staff and reserve apparatus as necessary to cover forseeable local needs, and we remind local residents that these resources can be recalled to our City as necessary.
The men and women of the LAFD ask motorists to remain watchful for these and other convoys of emergency apparatus traveling to and from The Day Fire, and to be mindful of the space necessary for fire apparatus to safely maneuver on local roads and highways.
Pursuant of protocol, all public and media information regarding the Day Fire, including the actions of assigned LAFD personnel, will be provided by or through the United States Forest Service, which maintains daily jurisdictional authority of the fire area.
For more information, including the current status of the Day Fire, please visit:
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Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department
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