Dear friends,

Right now I am at the Command Post for the #SkirballFire / Sepulveda Pass fire near the Getty Center where MANDATORY EVACUATIONS are in effect for all locations within these boundaries:

South of Mulholland Drive / East of 405 Freeway / North of Sunset Blvd / West of Roscomare Rd.

PLEASE COMPLY IMMEDIATELY - Do NOT risk your lives by staying in your home.  Grab your family and your animals and GET OUT of the fire zone!   



For ALL emergency updates, please visit


  • Follow@LAFD with the hashtag #SkirballFire for fire updates. Follow @CHPsouthern for traffic updates.

I'll keep updating on Social Media but please use news stations as they continue to be in touch with various emergency command posts around the clock.

FOLLOW TWITTER @PaulKoretzCD5 for my updates and my Facebook page at

Finally. do not drive unnecessarily in or near the fire zones (even if WAZE is directing you there) as emergency vehicles need access in and neighbors under evacuation orders need access out. 

If you live in adjacent neighborhoods, please prepare for possible evacuation. Please pack anything into your vehicle you need to take with you and be sure you know where your pets are and easily accessible to pack into pet carriers to get out quickly.  Cats, especially, like to hide so now is a good time to place them in a room or area of your home where they remain easily accessible to you.  Visit ReadyLA  http://www.ReadyLA,org  for escape plans for you and your family and pets in order to be prepared to go if evacuation orders come your way.

Air quality is currently unhealthy: Please close all windows and keep doors closed and limit time outdoors. 

Finally, I am staying onsite all day with my Chief Deputy of Public Safety assuring that I can keep my community members up to date in real time as it is happening. 

My offices are also available to take your calls:
City Hall - 213-473-7005
Valley Office - 818-971-3088
West LA Office - 323-866-1828
My Chief Deputy of Public Safety can be reached at 213-505-8420 at our fire command post.

As always, many thanks to our emergency responders for keeping us safe.


Councilmember Paul Koretz, Fifth District


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Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Koretz
200 N. Spring Street, Rm. 440
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 473-7005