Homeless encampments Accounts for 54 Percent of Flames LAFD Reacts to: reports

Homeless encampments Accounts for 54 Percent of Flames LAFD Reacts to: reports

At the first quarter of 2021, flames associated with homelessness made up 54 percent of blazes that the LAFD reacted to

Since the displaced emergency at Los Angeles continues to spike, the town is facing a rising amount of fires in encampments, according to reports Wednesday.

Fires associated with homelessness have almost tripled in the 3 decades since the Los Angeles Fire Department started equipping themLAFD officials said.

At the first quarter of 2021, they happened at a speed of 24 per day, also made up 54 percent of blazes the department reacted to, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The rise in flames comes as the amount of tents, makeshift shelters, and campers in Los Angeles has also soared. With more stalls, comes more replacements and gas tanks used for cooking, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.

"Can it be a very simple matter of those people only require somewhere to eat and go? Can it be a larger thing of people having issues within each other at the encampments? Is it merely a heating issue?" He explained.

Fire officials expect to educate the general public on safe cooking to prevent fires. The section recently introduced a pilot program to channel a quick response group in Los Angeles' coastal Venice area.

"If I will teach them a little bit more on not cooking within the tent," Hogan added. "We do not wish to encourage everyone only having receptive cooking on the sidewalk, but we are attempting to look at options."

But, not all fires are casual.

Fires ignited near companies also have caused thousands of dollars in damage, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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