Getty Fire: 5am Update with Mayor Garcetti

Getty Fire: 5am Update with Mayor Garcetti


THE NORTHBOUND 405 OFF RAMPS FROM SUNSET BOULEVARD TO MULHOLLAND ARE SHUTDOWN. NOW TO THE MAYOR. WE HAVE AIR DROPS FROM HELICOPTERS AND WITH THE DAYBREAK WE’LL PUT THE FIXED AIRCRAFT ON THAT. THIS DEPENDS ON THE WINDS THAT IS 15 MILES PER HOUR UP ON THE RIDGES AS MUCH AS 20 MILES PER HOUR AND THE GUSTS IN THE MORNING COULD BE UP TO 30 MILES PER HOUR. SO WE HAVE ALL THE RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE ON TOP OF THIS RIGHT NOW. PLEASE GO TO LAFD.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION. AT THE SEPULVEDA CENTER WE HAVE SET UP SHELTER FOR FOLKS THAT ARE IN THE MANDATORY EVACUATION AND SHERMAN OAKS AVAILABLE AND FOR ANIMALS WE HAVE STUFF SET UP LAFD.ORG AND WE HAVE PUSHED THE MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FURTHER TO THE WEST. GET OUT AND LEAVE NOW. ANYBODY WHO IS POISED TO THE WEST, BE READY. BE READY. WE ARE PUSHING OUT ALERTS AND LAPD IS GOING DOOR TO DOOR. WE HAVE CONFIRMATIONS OF LOST STRUCTURES. WE BELIEVE IT IS UP TO THE NORTHERN STRETCHES OF TIGERTAIL AND BRENTWOOD. HOMES? HOMES, EXACTLY. GOOD MORNING. WILL YOU SPEAK TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT GOTTEN OUT? YES. WE HAVE HOMES THAT ARE LOST. DON’T WAIT AND THINK YOU CAN FIGHT THIS. LEAVE IT TO PROFESSIONALS THAT ARE OUT THERE AND IF YOU GET THE ORDERS, DO NOT WAIT. JUST REMEMBER, A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I TALKED TO SOMEONE THAT LOST THEIR HOME. TEN YEARS EARLIER, EAST OF THE 405 THEY HAD TWO HOURS. THIS TIME IT WAS 15 MINUTES. DON’T THINK YOU KNOW BECAUSE OF THE PAST EXPERIENCE. THE TEMPERATURES ARE LOWER, WINDS ARE CALMER THAN WE HAVE SEEN IN THE RECENT WEEKS, BUT THAT CAN CHANGE IN SECONDS. MANPOWER WITH LAFD FIGHTING A GOOD FIGHT, ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE RESOURCES? WE ARE NOT. WE WERE ABLE TO MOBILIZE 500. WE HAVE PLENTY OF FOLKS THAT ARE ON THIS RIGHT NOW. IT IS TOUGH TERRAIN UP THERE. SO WE WANT TO MAKE THAT WE CONTAIN THIS BOX AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WE HAVE OUR SISTER AGENCIES THAT ARE COMING IN. CAL FIRE ON THE SCENE AS WELL. WE FEEL CONFIDENT WITH WHAT WE HAVE. [SPEAKER OFF MIC] NO QUESTION THAT WE ARE SEEING THIS YEAR AFTER YEAR, THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL, EXTREME WEATHER. WE SAW THAT EARLIER IN THE YEAR WITH THE RAIN AND PROVIDE ADD LOT OF FUEL, WE KNEW THAT IN JANUARY WITH THE RAIN. WE HAVE SEEN THE SHIFTS IN THE WEATHER. WE ARE PRAYING THAT WITH THE HARD WORK OF THE FIREFIGHTERS WE ARE OUT HERE A COUPLE OF DAYS FOR SURE FIGHTING THIS FIRE AND HOPING IT IS NOT GOING TO SHIFT AND TAKE MORE HOMES AND NO LOSS OF LIFE. THAT IS A TOP PRIORITY. THE RESIDENTS BE CALM AND GET OUT. THIS IS THE TIME. MY PARENTS LIVE IN THIS AREA AND I KNOW THE AREA WELL, DO NOT BE THE HERO. DON’T BE SOMEBODY WAITING. GET OUT WHEN WE SAY GET OUT. WE ARE MAKING SURE THAT YOU ARE MY PARENTS THE GOVERNOR DECLARED AN EMERGENCY, HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO THE GOVERNOR? WE ARE DRAWING UP THE DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY HERE IN THE CITY. I WILL BE SIGNING THAT SHORTLY. DO WE HAVE MORE RESOURCES COMING IN FROM OTHER CITIES AND COUNTIES? THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAS MUTUAL AID BROKEN DOWN INTO THE REGIONS AND WE PLAY WELL TOGETHER AND WITH A LARGE FIRE, WE’LL PULL IN THE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS, LOS ANGELES COUNTY IS HERE AND CAL FIRE IS HERE, WE’LL BRING THE APPROPRIATE QUANTITY AND APPROPRIATE RESOURCES. GIVE THE VIEWERS UPDATES ON THE NEW EVACUATION ORDER? SURE. IT IS NORTH MULHOLLAND, SOUTH SUNSET, EAST 405, PREVIOUSLY WEST TO MANDEVILLE CANYON NOW TO FURTHER TO THE WEST. WE HAVE BEEN CALLING THIS A WIND DRIVEN FIRE, I HAVE BEEN CLOCKING 5-10 HERE. IT IS MUCH AS 20 MILES PER HOUR ON THE RIDGES. WE DO ANTICIPATE ABOUT 6:00 A.M. WHEN THE SUNRISE IS THAT THE WIND WILL INCREASE AS MUCH AS I WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE AS MUCH AS 30 MILES PER HOUR POTENTIALLY. WE ALSO HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF THE FIXED WING AIRCRAFT FLYING AT DAYBREAK. [SPEAKER OFF MIC] WE’LL HAVE THAT MORE ACCURATELY THIS MORNING, IT IS 400 PLUS ACRES RIGHT NOW. A LOT OF COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE EVACUATING, WHAT ADVICE DO YOU GIVE THEM AND THEIR PARENTS? YES, TO THE STUDENTS UP THERE, WE HAVE THE RESOURCES THAT YOU WILL NEED. A LOT OF PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AREA HAVE A FRIEND OR A FAMILY MEMBER, THEY PROBABLY CAN’T. GO TO THE REC CENTER THERE, WESTWOOD REC CENTER ON SEPULVEDA AND WE’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU AND WE HAVE AN OVERFLOW AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO OPEN THE EVACUATION CENTERS AND WE ARE WORKING WITH THE RED CROSS AND WE CAN SET THEM UP QUICKLY AND FEED THEM AND TAKEN CARE OF AND SAFE. THANK YOU. WE JUST HEARD THAT THE WESTERN BORDER, THE MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IS CONTINUING TO PUSH AND IT IS ALL THE WAY TO TESMESCO CANYON. TAKE YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS, MEDICATIONS AND PETS AND GET OUT OF THE AREA. THE MORNING DRIVE IS COMING, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY FOR THE PEOPLE GOING TO WORK, SHOULD THEY STAY HOME OR TAKE OTHER ROUTES, WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR THAT? THE STREET FROM HERE A COMMAND POST. IF NOT NECESSARY, TAKE ALTERNATE ROUTES. THE OFF RAMPS WILL BE CLOSED. BE SAFE, BE CAREFUL. CHP IS MANGING THAT. WE HAVE THE FOLKS THAT ARE OUT HERE OPERATING VERY WELL BECAUSE THE TRAFFIC IS LOW. WE WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY IN CASE WE NEED MORE RESOURCES. CHP WILL BE MAKING THOSE DETERM DETERMINATIONS. DON’T SLOW DOWN, DON’T COME TO A HALT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE OPERATIONAL FREEDOM THAT WE NEED HERE. [SPEAKER OFF MIC] WE HAVE STRUCTURES, WE DON’T KNOW WHERE. WE BELIEVE UP TO FOUR. [SPEAKER OFF MIC] OVER THE 405? YES. NO. PLEASE REMEMBER TOO IT IS A DYNAMIC FAST MOVING FIRE. IT IS SPOTTING AHEAD. SOMETIMES UP TO A MILE. WE’LL PROVIDE THE EVACUATIONS AS THEY CONTINUE, BUT AGAIN IT IS MOVING TO THE WEST, THOSE LIVING IN THOSE AREAS HEED THE WARNINGS. THIS MORNING WHEN I WAS HERE YOU GOT AIR SUPPORT RIGHT AWAY. WE ARE FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE THE FLEET OF RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE. REALLY IN SOME OF OUR MUTUAL AID AREAS WE HAVE THE LARGEST ATTACK OF THE RESOURCES IN THE NATION, THANKS TO THE MAYOR AND THE FIRE CHEEP IN BUILDING A ROBUST GROUP. WE HAVE STRATEGIC WATER DROPS AND WORKING WITH THE STATE PARTNERS AT CAL FIRE FOR THE FIXED WING ADD NEEDED. WE’LL GET UPDATES ON THE POWER OUTAGES. WHERE ARE THE WATER DROPS TAKING PLACE, THEY WERE EARLY ON AND THIS IS MASSIVE. CHIEF, DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE DROPS ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW? AL, CHIEF DEPUTY OF EMERGENCY OPERATIONS. MENT WE ARE FOCUSSING THE RESOURCES AND ASSETS ON PROTECTING THE HOMES ON THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN EDGE OF THE FIRE. REST ASSURED THIS AIR ASSETS ARE BROUGHT TO BEAR AND MAKING THE WATER DROPS TO PROTECT THE HOMES. SO IT IS YOUR FOCUS ON THE STRUCTURES ON THE AIRLINE? YES, AND EVACUATION. WHAT AREAS ARE THE BIGGEST CONCERN IN THE NEXT TWO, THREE HOURS? IT IS DIFFICULT TO TELL. IT IS A VERY THIS TIME. IT IS BURNING IN A SOUTHWEST DIRECTION AND THOSE FOLKS BUNDY DRIVE AND MANDEVILLE CANYON ARE EVACUATED AND PUSHED THAT OUT. WE ARE PRIMARY FOCUSSED ON THOSE AREAS AT THIS TIME. DID THE FIRE JUMP THE 405?

2 thoughts on “Getty Fire: 5am Update with Mayor Garcetti

  1. This is another fire under Garcetti belt he said is not the vagrants. He wants to cover his behind but it is the vagrants RECALL GARCETTI. The results of the investigation are going to come next year when we all forget about it. Another city under the Democrats going to the shit hole. All bad Cali.. Let's wake up Democrats are no good all they want is the power

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