Fire officials to hold erosion meetings in areas affected by fires

For those who live in areas burned last year in fires, city fire officials and emergency managers are hosting post-fire erosion meetings starting tonight.

The meetings are going to be addressing erosion for residents who live in and below watersheds burned by the Sayre, Sesnon, Marek and Station fires.

The first meeting will be held tonight at Northeast Valley City Hall at 7747 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Representatives of city and county agencies, including the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department, will be on hand to answer questions and advise residents on ``debris flow preparedness for both life safety and property protection,'' the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement.

``During periods of rainy weather, there is an increased risk that mud and debris can flow from previously burned canyon and hillside areas into residential areas,'' according to a statement from the city's Emergency Management Department.

The areas are indicated on a series of 22 maps published by the department.

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