Pursuant to a Mutual Aid Request, the Los Angeles Fire Department has assigned two Strike Teams of firefighters to assist the Ventura County Fire Department and allied agencies in their battle against a brush fire between Camarillo and Newbury Park, California, approximately 17 miles west of our City.
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These fifty personnel from the Los Angeles Fire Department have been dispatched to the Springs Fire Wildfire Incident in accordance with the California Fire Service and Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid Plan. Administered by the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), the plan is designed to ensure resources for local jurisdictions when their own assets are committed or insufficient for a specific emergency incident.
The City of Los Angeles remains protected by the use of additional staff and reserve apparatus to cover foreseeable local needs.
The men and women of the LAFD ask motorists to remain watchful for these and other convoys of emergency apparatus, and to be mindful of the space necessary for them to safely maneuver on local roads and highways.
Pursuant of protocol, official public and media information regarding this wildfire, including the actions of assigned LAFD personnel, will be provided by the Ventura County Fire Department and/or the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), which are managing the incident.
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department