Good news. As of 8:00 p.m. this evening, residents in portions of the Skirball / Bel Air Fire Evacuation area will be allowed to return home.
Here are the details:
Roscomare will be open from Mulholland to Sunset for residents only.
You will not be able to drive west from Roscomare into neighborhoods from Mulholland to down to Bellagio. Linda Flora, Moraga and Lower Casiano will remain closed. Bellagio will be open to residents only, however you can only access roads to the South from Bellagio. Bell Terrace and North Casiano Roads will be open to residents.
Please bring proof of residency if you are trying to access these areas.
A detailed map of the openings and closures can be found at bit.ly/FireMap17
Updated fire and safety information can be found at http://emergency.lacity.org
If you can not go home because your home area is damaged or if you live in an evacuated area, there are 4 designated shelters or evacuation centers that are not offering public programs as they are continuing to serve as shelters:
Westwood Recreation Center, 1350 Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
Van Nuys Sherman Oaks, Recreation Center, 14201 Huston St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Sylmar Recreation Center, 13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar, CA 91342
Branford Recreation Center, 13306 Branford St., Arleta, CA 91331
Air quality remains poor impacting all individuals in the area of direct smoke and unhealthy air quality will likely continue in portions of the San Fernando Valley and Northwest Los Angeles County Coastal regions. Please continue to use your best judgment about limiting unnecessary outdoor exposure for your family and pets. Visit the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health's website for the most up-to-date information on air quality at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/
As always, many thanks to our emergency responders for keeping us safe.
Councilmember Paul Koretz, Fifth District