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The Monterey Park Fire Department would like to ensure all residents remain safe during these periods of Santa Ana wind conditions or what is referred to as Red Flag Warnings. As we have seen in Northern California and most recently right here in Southern California, wind conditions along with low humidity can create catastrophic fire conditions. Weather conditions here in Monterey Park are expected to remain warm for the entire week with temperatures reaching the 80s by the coming weekend. Wind gusts are expected as well. Please adhere to the following safety guidelines:
1. Equipment Use Safety
2. Campfire Safety
3. Defensible Space
Due to the many fires currently burning across southern California, Monterey Park Fire Units are currently dispatched to assist with containment efforts. We have two engine companies deployed in the Ventura area and we have initiated mandatory call back for personnel to ensure the city is adequately staffed. With the weather conditions expected to continue through the weekend, we are currently staffing one additional engine company as a necessary precaution and will patrol areas that have high fire potential.
If you have family members that live in the affected areas and have been forced to evacuate, please visit the City of Monterey Park website at www.montereypark.ca.gov/ for a list of evacuation centers in Los Angeles County or visit the Los Angeles Fire Department website at www.lafd.org/news.
Media Contact Division Chief Matt Hallock, PIO, Monterey Park Fire Department MHallock@montereypark.ca.gov 626-307-1270 www.MontereyPark.ca.gov