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The city and county of Los Angeles will open a Local Assistance Center this week in Lake View Terrace for people impacted by the Creek, Rye and Skirball fires, it was announced Monday.

The center, at 11075 Foothill Blvd., will open on Tuesday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., said Kathleen Hutton of the Los Angeles Fires Joint Information Center

“The LAC is a one-stop shop where individuals, families and business owners impacted by the recent fires in Los Angeles County can obtain information on services and assistance from government agencies, utility companies and non-profits,” Hutton said.

Some of the services include:

— animal services;

— building permitting agencies;

— crisis counseling/mental health;

— county assessor and tax collector;

— consumer and business affairs;

— fire, forestry and public safety;

— health and human services;

— housing assistance;

— insurance;

— public health;

— public works and sanitation agencies;

— tax relief; and

— veterans affairs.

There will be free parking. The facility is compliant with disabilities regulations, and  translation services will be available upon request.

Also, county residents, renters, and business owners, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call the toll-free 211 number for emergency preparedness information and other referral services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

–City News Service

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