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Soil in La Tuna Fire burn area causes concerns about potential mudslides

Soil in La Tuna Fire burn area causes concerns about potential mudslides

Several canyons in the Verdugo Mountains may be susceptible to mudslides in the coming months, so a community meeting was held last Saturday to go over ways Burbank residents impacted by the La Tuna Fire earlier this year can prepare for rainfall this winter.

State Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) convened a panel at Woodbury University to address safety issues following the Sept. 1 fire that scorched 7,000 acres, jumped the Foothill (210) Freeway, destroyed five homes and required more than 300 evacuations.

Panel members covered strategies to protect properties from mudslides, how the fires have impacted plants and wild animals in the area and the...

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