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Posted on: November 24, 2023

11/24/23 Tustin Hangar Daily Incident Report

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ALL UPDATED INCIDENT INFORMATION IN BLUE:


RESIDENTIAL UNVERIFIED DEBRIS INVESTIGATION AND MITIGATION: 

Crews continue to investigate and mitigate unverified reports of debris related to the hangar fire in the immediate area surrounding the hangar. On Wednesday, Certified Asbestos Consultant’s (CACs) and Asbestos mitigation contractors started exterior (front and back yard) inspections within the residential communities closest to the hangar. These teams are inspecting the unverified reports and mitigating any identified potentially hazardous debris items. This debris is unverified until laboratory testing confirms what it contains. The resident will be notified if any of this material is confirmed to contain asbestos or other potentially hazardous material associated with the fire. We will continue utilizing our residential inspection program to investigate every unverified debris report throughout the impacted area. If you believe you have debris related to the incident, please report any expected debris using our debris reporting portal on our webpage at Tustinca.org or call 714-426-2444. Crews will leave a flyer at your door with information and a QR code to make a future appointment if they come through your neighborhood and you are not home. In addition to the immediate neighborhoods, crews are also clearing remaining open space areas, including around the hangar itself.  Over 460 crew members on site are working to clear all debris from the fire.

 

ROADS REOPENING:  As progress is being made to finalize mitigation in roads and right-of-way areas, access road closed during the incident are beginning to open up again. One major reopening is Valencia Avenue, between Tustin Ranch Road and Red Hill Avenue.

 

AIR MONITORING INFORMATION:  Air monitoring and sampling locations have been set up surrounding the North Hangar Fire incident to provide the Incident Management Team real-time information on Particulate Matter (PM) in the air. While the units are in place, a graph showing the average reading for the last 24 hours has been provided for the public’s reference. This graph can be accessed from the Hangar Incident website located at https://tustinca.org.  

 

N95 MASK AVAILABILITY:   The City of Tustin has procured N95 masks.  These masks will be available at the Columbus Tustin Recreation Center, located at 17522 Beneta Way (Cross streets of Prospect & Beneta).  This location will be open throughout the weekend from 10:00am to 3:00pm. 

                                    

CALL CENTER AND WEBSITE: The City of Tustin’s website contains the most up-to-date information regarding the Hangar Incident. We encourage the community to visit the website https://www.tustinca.org before using the call center as a lot of the questions can be answered on the website. If more information is needed, the community may call 714-426-2444, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. 

PARK CLOSURES: Some parks have reopened after debris testing, while others are still closed.  Please follow the following link for up-to-date park closure information.

https://www.tustinca.org/715/Parks-Information

 

SCHOOL CLOSURES:   Schools continue to be tested for debris.  Please use the following link for up-to-date information on school closure status:

https://www.tustin.k12.ca.us/tustin-hangar-fire/school-status 

 

Future updates from this incident will be released daily that will include updated information based on new intel from the incident.







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