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Tustin hangar fire update: Debris reporting hotline, safety tips

Posted on November 14, 2023

The City of Tustin is handling the emergency response to the Tustin hangar fire. Anyone who believes they have debris from the Tustin hangar fire incident, regardless of what city they reside in, is encouraged to utilize Tustin’s debris reporting form or call the debris hotline at 714-426-2444. The call center will be available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. After 7 p.m., community members will have the ability to leave a message that will be checked every morning with follow-up as needed. Please avoid touching any debris, which may contain asbestos or other contaminants, and report it through the online form or hotline.

DO report: Larger pieces of material, and building materials including siding, fiberglass, sheets of plastic and insulation.

Do NOT report: Ashes, soot and smaller pieces of material.

Health and Safety Tips from The Orange County Health Care Agency

If you are being impacted by windblown smoke, dust or ash, the OC Health Care Agency suggests these precautions:

  • Try to limit your exposure by remaining indoors, with windows and doors closed, or seek alternative shelter to reduce exposure to smoke and ash.
  • Avoid touching ash, as ash from burned structures is generally more hazardous than forest ash.
    • Limit or avoid activities that will displace ash into the air.
    • Avoid direct contact with ash. If you get ash on your skin, in your eyes, or in your mouth, wash it off as soon as you can.
    • People with heart or lung disease, including asthma, older adults, children, and pregnant women should use special caution around ash.
    • Children and pets: Children should not be nearby while you clean up ash. Do not allow children to play in ash. Clean ash off all children’s toys before use. Clean ash off pets and other animals.
  • Avoid vigorous activity.
  • Run your air conditioner or air purifier. If possible do NOT use swamp coolers or whole house fans that bring in outside air.
  • If you are going to be outside, 
  • Keep your airways (nose and mouth) moist by drinking extra amounts of water.
  • People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors.
  • Seek medical attention if you have symptoms such as chest pain, chest tightness, shortness of breath, or severe fatigue.
  • Minimize exposure to other sources of indoor air pollution- avoid using anything that burns, such as wood fireplaces, gas logs, gas stoves – including candles or incense.

For more fire resources, safety guidelines and updates, please visit the Tustin Hangar Incident website.

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