North Hangar Fire Community Resource Page
DAILY INFORMATION UPDATE FOR:
February 20, 2024
|1. OCHCA Health & Safety Tips
|2. OCHCA Community Guide to Phases
|3. OC Health Care Agency Letter to Tustin Mayor & City Council
|View letter here
|4. OCHCA Expert Panel Discussion
|View webinar here
|5. Review of Navy Hangar Fire Asbestos Assessments for Heritage Elementary & Legacy Magnet Academy
|View school assessments here
|6. City of Tustin Continues Inspections Following Navy North Hangar Fire
|View update here
|7. Media Update: Good News from Orange County Health Care Agency: No Airborn Asbestos Detected By Air Monitoring And Sampling From Navy North Hangar Fire
|View media update
|8. City of Tustin Incurs $48 Million in Costs to Date from the Navy North Hangar Fire; Navy Pledges $11 Million
|View media update
|9. Air Quality Update
|View full report here
|10. Additonal Tackifier & Covering Added to North Hangar Incident Site
|View update here
|11. Exterior Soil & Interior Air/Dust Study Informational Webinar
UPDATED HEALTH & SAFETY TIPS &
INCIDENT PHASE COMMUNITY GUIDE
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2023
The OC Health Care Agency's Health & Safety Tips below address concerns such as landscaping, heating, ventilation, air conditioning as well as cleaning methods for homes and buildings. View the Health & Safety Tips by and Incident Phase Community Guide by clicking on the images.
TUSTIN PROCLAIMS LOCAL EMERGENCY
On November 9, 2023, the Tustin Acting Director of Emergency Services proclaimed a local emergency, which was ratified by the City Council on November 10.
The City’s proclamation requested that the Governor of California, pursuant to the Emergency Services Act, issue a Gubernatorial State of Emergency, and provide expedited access to State and Federal resources, and recovery assistance to the City of Tustin. Read on for more information
On January 9, 2024, the Tustin City Council determined the need to continue the Local Emergency of the Navy North Hangar Fire Incident. Government Code § 8630(c) requires the City Council to “review the need for continuing the local emergency at least once every 60 days until the [City Council] terminates the local emergency.”
REPORT DEBRIS/OBTAIN INFORMATION:
(714) 426 - 2444
A call center has been established to assist the public with questions regarding the incident as well as to accept reports of debris . The call center will be available from 7am – 7pm daily. After 7pm, community members will have the ability to leave a message that will be checked every morning with follow up as needed. Dial 714-426-2444 to reach the hotline.
Request Fire Debris Removal
The Incident Management Team has also launched a new debris reporting portal. This new portal is linked to GIS mapping and will allow operational personnel to better allocate resources to the impacted areas to increase efficiency. Debris previously reported to Envirocheck is being tracked and processed in the order it was received and no further report is needed. Data provided from Envirocheck has been migrated to the new portal.
Anyone who believes they have debris from the Tustin Hangar Fire Incident, regardless of what city they reside in, is encouraged to utilize the portal or call the hotline.
Remember: do not touch or disturb fire-related debris.
What To Expect With Fire Debris Removal
We recognize that residents and businesses are eager to have debris removed from their properties. There are environmental regulations in place at both a local and federal level that determine how the fire debris is assessed and safely removed. We’re working with regional partners to make sure this process is efficient and safe for the Tustin community.
Cleanup will be handled in two steps:
- Debris Assessment (Envirocheck)
- Debris Removal (ATI)
- Here's what to expect:
Debris Assessment: When you report debris using the portal or call the hotline at (714) 426-2444, an Envirocheck crew member will be deployed to your home or business. Crews will contact you at your home or business to assess the fire debris on the property. They will wear a mask and gloves, gather information about the debris, and report it back to the team in order to deploy a separate team (ATI) to remove the debris. This second step is important to make sure removal is done safely and properly, following local and federal rules.
Debris Removal (ATI): Once alerted by the assessment crews, ATI removal crews arrive and will handle safe removal and disposal of the debris from your property at no cost to you. Please don’t be alarmed that they will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their safety, including full body suits, foot coverings, and a respirator.
What Type of Fire Debris Should Be Reported?
Tustin community members are encouraged to report the presence of fire debris and materials on their property to the Debris Reporting Form portal or call the hotline at (714) 426-2444.
Here’s a list to help know what to report and what NOT to report:
- Larger pieces of material, similar to building material in photos shown below materials including siding, fiberglass, sheets of plastic and insulation.
- Ashes, soot, and small pieces of material
Temporary Road Closures
In response to the incident, the following roads are closed until further notice:
- Armstrong Avenue both directions from Valencia Avenue to Victory Drive
Tustin Unified School District Closures
All 29 Tustin Unified School District (TUSD) schools have been inspected, mitigated, and cleared. All TUSD schools are open.
If you still have visible debris from the Hangar incident on the exterior of your home or business,
i. Avoid touching suspected debris from this incident and report the debris and call (714) 426-2444 or use our portal to request that the debris be removed by professionals.
ii. Avoid landscaping activities (mowing/leaf blowing/gardening) until the visible debris is appropriately removed.
iii. Follow any guidance provided by certified asbestos consultants (CAC’s).
The Tustin City Council met on Nov. 10, 2023, in an emergency meeting. The City Council voted 4-0 to authorize approval of a cooperative agreement to implement an emergency response related to the Tustin North Hangar fire with the U.S. Department of the Navy, which owns the North Hangar property. The agreement would allow the City to take immediate actions needed for remediation of the Tustin North Hangar site, for the health and safety of the Tustin community (an initial $1 million). The Navy will fund costs to ensure that human health and safety are protected. This includes actions to ensure that asbestos assessment and remediation activities are available to Tustin residents and businesses. The funding may also be used by the City to safely demolish the hangar and stabilize the site. Link to release
- County of Orange: Orange County Declares Emergency Due to Former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station Hangar Fire (Nov.9, 2023) | Download the PDF in: English | Spanish
- County of Orange: Proclamation of Local Emergency (Nov. 9, 2023)
- County of Orange: Orange County Emergency Operations Center Activated (Nov. 9, 2023)| Download the PDF in: English | Spanish
Air Quality Reports and Resources
- Tustin North Hangar Testing Results
- South Coast AQMD Mobile Application
- Sign Up for Air Quality Alerts
- AQMD: Debris from Tustin Air Base Hangar Fire Show Presence of Asbestos (Nov. 8, 2023)
- AQMD: South Coast AQMD Issues a Smoke Advisory for a Hangar Fire at the Former Tustin Air Base (Nov. 7, 2023)
City of Tustin News Articles
- Hangar Fire Update: Abatement Company to Immediately Begin Remediation Process (Nov. 11, 2023)
- Landscaping Advisory (Nov. 11, 2023)
- City, Navy Establishing Agreement for Site Demo, Debris Pickup (Nov. 10, 2023)
- Hangar Fire Update: City Declares Local State of Emergency (Nov. 9, 2023)
- Hangar Fire Update: Fire Debris Testing Indicates Asbestos, City Closes Parks Nears Hangars (Nov. 8, 2023)
- Initial Tustin North Hangar Fire Article (Nov. 7, 2023)https://www.tustin.k12.ca.us/tustin-hangar-fireView full report here