La Canada Flintridge Area
La Canada Flintridge (CA) – Weather, air quality and fuel conditions permitting, the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, will conduct a prescription burn of 8 acres at the Descanso Gardens of
La Canada Flintridge. Prescription burns are part of an on-going fuel modification/hazard reduction projects.
Residents in the area and surrounding areas may experience some temporary noise, fire engines presence and working hand crews during the burn. There may also be some temporary inconvenience from smoke odors, particularly to smoke-sensitive persons.
The goal of this project is to reduce the amount of vegetation “fuel” within this area, as well as diminish the potential for the spread of embers from a wildland fire. When completed, this project will significantly reduce the potential impact of a wildfire in the area.
WHO: County of Los Angeles Fire Department
WHAT: La Canada Flintridge Prescribed Burn Project (8 Acres)
WHERE: In the hills above La Canada Flintridge
WHEN: Friday, December 12, 2008
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Burn may be cancelled if conditions are not favorable.
VISUALS: Camp Crews, Engines, and Dozers
Special note to the Media:
1. Please check in at: Descanso Gardens (Thomas Bros Map page 535 A-4)
1418 Descanso Drive (PARKING AREA WEST OF MAIN PARKING LOT)
La Canada Flintridge
2. All media will be escorted to the burn project area by the Public Information Officer
CONTACT: For more information – PIO Inspector Paul Hartwell (213) 247-7686 or Media Relations Office at (323) 881-2413.