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When multiple fires break out, residents should be responsible for their own safety.

That's a key takeaway from a new report on last year's Woolsey fire released today by L.A. County.

The long-anticipated report details a blaze of “epic proportions” that overwhelmed emergency response institutions.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-woolsey-resources-20190106-htmlstory.html 

The report includes dozens of recommendations to help prepare for future catastrophes — including a clear warning to residents about their role in future emergencies.

Most of the city’s firefighters were defending Malibu Lake residents or responding to thousands of 911 calls. At the same time, some fire commanders were personally fielding requests from the city’s elite, including Mayor Eric Garcetti.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-woolsey-fire-politician-requests-20190426-story.html 

The findings add to concerns raised over the last year about how the massive fire was battled and whether emergency officials and the public will be ready next time.

Read the full report now:  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-23/woolsey-fire-cause-report-malibu 

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