Two public Listening Sessions to capture the experiences of residents affected by the Woolsey Fire will be held on February 23 and March 3. The public testimony during the Listening Sessions will inform the report being prepared by LA County about emergency notification, evacuation and repopulation procedures during the Woolsey Fire.

The first Listening session will be held on Saturday, February 23 at the Elkins Auditorium at Pepperdine University in Malibu from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and a Task Force of nearly three dozen community leaders will be present during the Sessions to listen to public testimony.

“These listening sessions will give the County a chance to learn from residents directly affected by the fire. What went well? What could be done better?,” said Supervisor Kuehl, whose district represents most of the Woolsey Fire burn area. “This fire was a terrible tragedy, but The County can and will use this experience to learn and improve our response.”

Both Woolsey Fire Listening Sessions will be live-streamed on the LA County YouTube Channel. The second Woolsey Fire Listening Session will be held Sunday, March 3 at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

The Woolsey Fire, a fast-moving brush fire that was 14 miles wide, with a footprint of 150 square miles, and driven by gusts of up to 70 mph, was the most destructive fire L.A. County has ever seen. It moved from the 101 Freeway to the Pacific Ocean in just five hours. Seventy thousand homes, businesses, and other structures lay in the fire’s path, and a quarter of a million people were evacuated.