For the first time in three years, “red flag” fire emergency heat wave parking restrictions will be in effect Tuesday in the city of Los Angeles.
That means your parked vehicle may be towed if it’s found along a winding, narrow street that’s tough to maneuver for fire trucks, even if your spot is not usually a tow-away location.
The restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. and remain in force for at least 24 hours, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. It’s the first time the LAFD has imposed the restrictions since May 2014.
The restrictions, imposed only during times of high fire danger, are aimed at ensuring emergency vehicles are able to navigate sometimes-narrow streets to respond to fires, and to ensure residents are able to safely evacuate neighborhoods.
Vehicles parked illegally in posted locations in “very high fire hazard severity zones” will be subject to towing, according to the LAFD.
Much of Southern California will be under a red flag warning signifying elevated wildfire conditions until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
—City News Service
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