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Fire Hazard Severity Zones – Local Responsibility Area (LRA)

Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones within LRA (Local Responsibility Area) in Los Angeles County. These zones were established in 2008.

PRC 4201-4204 and Govt. Code 51175-89 direct the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) to map areas of significant fire hazards based on fuels, terrain, weather, and other relevant factors. These zones, referred to as Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ), then define the application of various mitigation strategies to reduce risk associated with wildland fires. State Responsibility Area (SRA) was originally mapped in 1985 and has not been updated since, except with respect to changes in SRA boundaries. Local Responsibility Areas (LRA) were originally mapped in 1996, and also has not been updated since, although many local governments have made similar designations under their own authority. Current FHSZ is available for 1985 SRA, 2007 SRA and LRA.

CDF wishes to remap both SRA and LRA areas to provide updated map zones, based on new data, science, and technology that will create more accurate zone designations such that mitigation strategies are implemented in areas where hazards warrant these investments. The zones will provide specific designation for application of defensible space and building standards consistent with known mechanisms of fire risk to people, property, and natural resources.

For more information, please visit http://frap.fire.ca.gov/projects/hazard/fhz


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Data Field Descriptions

SRA - LRA (Local Responsibility Area)
HAZ-CLASS - Very High

GIS Source Information
Database Name: eGIS_Hazards
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable):
Reference Date: 2018
Accuracy: Other
Update Frequency: As Needed
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information
Los Angeles County Fire Department
Information Management Division
Geographic Information Systems Section
5847 Rickenbacker Road

Commerce, CA. 90040

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