LAFD Report: Politicians’ Requests During Woolsey Fire Complicated Firefighting Efforts

losangeles.cbslocal.com | 4/26/2019 | Staff
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Fire Department said their efforts to put out the Woolsey fire that ripped through L.A. and Ventura counties in November was complicated by requests from politicians, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

According to the Times, the LAFD’s after-action review on the Woolsey fire stated, “A significant number of requests by political figures to check on specific addresses of homes to ensure their protection distracted from department leadership to accomplish priority objectives.”

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The fire started Nov. 8 and destroyed more than 1,600 structures in Westlake Village, Oak Park, and Malibu and killed at least four people, making it the most destructive fire in Los Angeles County’s modern history.

The Times reported that “Los...
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