Fire Recovery Information

by the City of Los Angeles on December 11, 2017

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All mandatory evacuations have been lifted for the communities affected by the Skirball Fire and for most of the communities affected by the Creek Fire.  

Report Fire Damage to LA County 211

Report fire damage from the Creek Fire, Skirball Fire, and Rye Fire by calling 211 or online at https://211la.org/fire

This information helps the County of Los Angeles determine the extent of the damage and the level of State and Federal assistance needed. If calling from outside the County dial (800) 339-6993. 211 is able to provide service in 240 languages, For deaf or hard of hearing residents, dial 800-660-4026 (or 7-1-1).

Returning Home and Recovering After the Fires

The City and County of Los Angeles have provided many resources to residents returning to their homes after these fires, please refer to the services and guides listed below.

  • PDF iconResources for Residents Returning Home After Fires: A listing of various resources and services offered by governments and non-profits that can help you recover from this fire.
  • PDF iconRecovering from a House Fire: This checklist will help guide you through the early stages of returning home after a house fire.
  • Practice Safe Clean-up After a Fire: Take precautions during clean-up following a fire. Ash, soot, dust, and other airborne particles may have been deposited inside and outside of homes and businesses. While ash from wildfires is relatively non-toxic and similar to ash that may be found in a home fireplace, it may be irritating to the skin, nose and throat. Exposure to ash in air might trigger asthmatic attacks in people who already have asthma.

Visit a LA Fires Local Assistance Center

If you have been impacted by the Creek or Skirball Fires, the City of Los Angeles encourages you to visit the LA Fires Local Assistance Center. The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop shop where individuals, families and business owners impacted by the recent fires can obtain information on services and assistance from government agencies, utility companies and non-profits. 

When: 
Tuesday, December 12 through Friday, December 15: Opens at 12:00 p.m., last entry at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16: Opens at 8:00 a.m., last entry at 4:00 p.m.

Where:
Lake View Terrace Recreation Center 11075 Foothill Boulevard, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

Some of the available services include:

  • Animal Services
  • Building Permitting Agencies
  • Crisis Counseling/Mental Health
  • County Assessor and Tax Collector
  • Consumer and Business Affairs
  • Fire, Forestry and Public Safety
  • Health & Human Services
  • Housing Assistance
  • Insurance
  • Public Health
  • Public Works and Sanitation Agencies
  • Tax Relief
  • Veterans’ Affairs 

Plenty of free parking is available. The facility is ADA compliant and translation services will be available upon request. As a reminder, residents, renters, and business owners, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may also call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.