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Supervisor Barger Signs Proclamation Declaring State Of Emergency Due To Bobcat Fire

Supervisor Barger Signs Proclamation Declaring State Of Emergency Due To Bobcat Fire
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Due to the ongoing Bobcat Fire in the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, representing the 5th District, signed a proclamation Sunday declaring a state of emergency in the region. “I just signed a proclamation declaring a local emergency in Los Angeles County because of the Bobcat Fire and have requested a state proclamation,” wrote Barger in a public post Sunday. The state of emergency in response to the Bobcat Fire will allow more resources to be allocated in combating the spread of the fire, officials said. The Bobcat Fire, which has reached 29,245 acres and is currently 6% contained, was the cause for the recent smoke advisory in Santa Clarita. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has reported smoke from the Bobcat Fire burning near the San Gabriel Valley has caused unhealthy air quality in more than a dozen regions in the Southland. “It is difficult to tell where smoke, ash or soot from a fire will go, or how winds will affect the level of these particles in the air, so we ask everyone to remember that smoke and ash can be harmful to health, even for people who are healthy,” said Dr. […]

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