Leadership

225 Buildings, 30,000 Acres Burned In 2 Los Angeles City, County Fires

Issue 4 and Volume 132.

225 Buildings, 30,000 Acres Burned In 2 Los Angeles City, County Fires Photo by Phil McBride Two extensive brush fires that burned over more than 30,000 acres and destroyed or damaged more than 225 structures gave both the Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles City Fire Departments a day to remember last October 23. The L.A. County Fire Department has fought many major brush fires, but none was more difficult than the fierce, wind-driven Kanan fire in the Santa Monica Mountains on that Monday. Before the fire was controlled the following day, more than 200 structures were destroyed or damaged and the total property loss was estimated at nearly $24 million; the loss of 25,385 acres of watershed at $12 million. Two other fires At noon on the 23rd. the department was already committed to a major brush incident in the San Dimas area in the eastern part of…

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