Monday, December 11, 2017

La Habra Heights Firefighters Redeployed to the "Thomas" Fire to Protect Carpinteria

La Habra Heights Firefighters were deployed to the "Rye" fire in Santa Clarita as part of Strike Team 1086A on December 5th, 2017.  

E772 Spending cold nights protecting the community
Firefighters extinguishing hot spots
 During this time they provided fire protection and support for Los Angeles County Fire Camp 12 in Castaic.
On December 10th, 2017, Strike Team XLE 1086 was redeployed to the 230,000 acre "Thomas" fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Casitas Pass Rd and Gobernador Canyon Rd. near Carpinteria.
E772 at Base Camp preparing to engage fire on
Casitas Pass Rd. near Carpinteria
The Strike Team is providing structure protection for the community of Carpinteria. They are actively engaging the fire  to protect homes and residents in the area of
During this deployment supporting the California Master Mutual Aid agreement, La Habra Heights remains fully staffed for the protection of the community.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Red Flag Warning Extended Through Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Los Angeles and Orange County Area, including La Habra Heights, through Saturday, December 9 at 8:00 pm.

The Fire Weather Watch is due to low humidity of about 5% with poor overnight recovery, combined with strong, gusty winds. Northeast winds are predicted at 20-35 mph with gusts up to 60 MPH along the coastal slopes. Isolated gusts up to 90 mph likely late tonight through Thursday in the remote canyon and foothill locations.


A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are expected. A combination of gusty winds and low relative
humidity can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Use extreme
caution when using potential fire ignition sources.
* Call 9-1-1 immediately if you see smoke or flames.
* Don’t drive vehicles in the dry brush.
* Do not use power equipment or metal bladed tools during brush clearance
* Do not use fireworks.
* Do not smoke or discard any hot or burning objects
If you see something or someone suspicious call 911, we want to know.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

La Habra Heights Firefighters Deployed to "RYE FIRE" in Santa Clarita

Pursuant to the California Master Mutual Aide agreement, on December 5, 2017, the La Habra Heights Fire Department deployed (1) Engine Company to the "Rye Fire" in Santa Clarita as part of an "Immediate Need" strike team. Additional Firefighters continue to staff fire apparatus within La Habra Heights to respond to any emergencies in the City.
Strong winds combined with low humidity has contributed to multiple large wild fires in the region. Firefighters from throughout the west coast are battling fires throughout the state.

A "Strike Team" consists of (5) Fire Engines and a Battalion Chief Strike Team Leader who work together to attack the fire and protect structures.

Firefighters and Command Staff receive a morning briefing
to discuss strategy, weather, and fire conditions.