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USLA plan to make it easier to clear homeless from fire zones

08:15  05 september  2019
08:15  05 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The Los Angeles City Council has approved a plan that would allow police to order homeless people out of encampments during days of high fire risk. Under the new rules, Los Angeles police officers will ask people to clear out of encampments on days when Red Flag warnings are posted for high fire

LA plan to make it easier to clear homeless from fire zones
LA plan to make it easier to clear homeless from fire zones
LA plan to make it easier to clear homeless from fire zones

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has approved a plan that would allow police to order homeless people out of encampments during days of high fire risk.

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles City Council will vote Wednesday on a proposed ordinance that would allow officials to order homeless people out of encampments near brush areas on high-risk fire days. Under the proposed ordinance, people who refuse to leave a high-risk area when

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The rules passed unanimously on Wednesday apply to areas with "significant fire hazards" including Griffith Park, the Santa Monica Mountains and swaths of northeast Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

Fire officials map the areas based on multiple factors including vegetation and terrain.

Under the new rules, Los Angeles police officers will ask people to clear out of encampments on days when Red Flag warnings are posted for high fire danger. Workers with the city's Homeless Services Authority will help place them into shelters.

Those who don't comply could face a fine or arrest.

Officials will also clean up at encampments to reduce fire risks.

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