Members of the Torrance Fire Department and other first responders are on the front lines assisting with combating the Woolsey Fire.
Officials reported this morning that new flare-ups caused mandatory evacuations near Lake Sherwood. Fire activity increased in the Carlisle Canyon and Boney Mountain area. According to Cal Fire, the blaze has scorched 96,314 acres and is still only 35% contained.
The Torrance Fire Department along with other South Bay cities are out there as part of the Area G strike team. Torrance Engine 93 was sent out on November 8th where they responded to Thousand Oaks to help with the Woolsey Fire. Soon after Torrance Engine 94 also responded. A Torrance Fire Paramedic is staged near crews on the fire lines in case there is a medical emergency. They also are assisting with tactical patrol and mop up.
There are two fires that have caused devastation including the hill fire affecting Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.