Barger Issues Statement Regarding Route Fire

Supervisor commends firefighters, urges public to practice responsible recreation as holiday approaches

Los Angeles, CA (September 1, 2022) – Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger released the following statement regarding the Route Fire currently burning near Castaic:

“I want to thank the brave firefighters who are giving it their all to battle this wildfire. Their efforts are nothing short of Herculean, given the heat and extremely difficult working conditions.

Their labor is also a reminder for us all to practice responsible and safe recreation as the Labor Day holiday approaches. Most wildfires are caused by human carelessness. Campfires, discarding lit cigarettes, playing with fireworks – all can trigger a blaze. We all need to do our part to keep our communities safe.”

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