Tue. Mar 5th, 2024

The City of Tustin shared an update on the Tustin hangar fire. The hangar fire is now extinguished!

This morning heavy equipment was set-up to conduct work in preparation for the deconstructing of the doors on the burned out north hangar.

Beginning Wednesday morning on December 6th, deconstruction of the north hangar doors will begin.

During this controlled process, cranes will slowly lay down each section of the door to the ground. All door material will remain onsite and no removal will take place during this time.

Noise will be mitigated through the entire process and ongoing air monitoring surveillance will continue until the hangar site has been completely remediated by the U.S. Navy.

Tackifier application to the hangar site was completed on December 3.

It is anticipated that deconstruction of the hangar doors project will take 2 – 2.5 weeks.

there will be a webinar on Wednesday, December 6, to answer questions from the community. Details are below.

COMMUNITY MEETING:

The City of Tustin and its lead partner in recovery efforts, IEM, will hold a Zoom webinar meeting on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to provide an update to the community.

Questions and concerns should be directed to NavyHangarRecovery@tustinca.org.

To join the webinar, click the link below:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85434252986?pwd=omFod6hxcmFXQLyiS0KDVQhV3rYy9w.AsuZ8QHYzfnkbHL0

Passcode: 744541. Call In #: 1-669-444-9171. Webinar ID: 854 3425 2986.

TRANSITION OF INCIDENT FROM RESPONSE TO RECOVERY OPERATION:

With the fire now extinguished, the Orange County Fire Authority Incident Management Team (IMT) has completed their response phase objectives and transferred command back to the City and its lead contractor, IEM, who are national experts in disaster recovery.

With respect to the transition to a recovery operation, a new email address has been created to address inquiries, questions and requests: NavyHangarRecovery@tustinca.org.

PARK CLOSURES: Eleven of twelve parks have been inspected, mitigated and cleared. Legacy Park is pending remediation and clearance prior to being released. Please follow the following link for up-to-date park closure information. https://www.tustinca.org/715/Parks-Information

SCHOOL CLOSURES: All twenty-nine TUSD schools have been inspected, mitigated and cleared including Heritage and Legacy Magnate Academy. Both Heritage and Legacy are pending release back to TUSD on the adjacent open fields being cleared of all potential fire debris. Please use the following link for up-to-date information on school closure status: https://www.tustin.k12.ca.us/tustin-hangar…/school-status.

RESIDENTIAL UNVERIFIED DEBRIS INVESTIGATION AND MITIGATION:

As a reminder, our inspection and mitigation teams are actively working through the residential neighborhoods. If no one is home when they come to your residence, they will leave a door flyer with a QR code and instructions on how to sign up for an appointment in the near future. We also encourage you to visit our Hangar Incident website for daily updates and the latest information at www.tustinca.org. You may also contact us through our call center at 714-426-2444.
THE SAMPLING & REMEDIATION PROCESS: If you have used the debris portal to report possible hazardous debris items, this is a step-by-step process for how our teams will respond:

  1. Your report will be assigned to a Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) who will contact you to set up a time to visit your home or business.
  2. *The CAC or Certified Site Surveillance Technician (CSST) will visit your home to collect a sample of the debris and send it off-site for testing. You will be contacted to confirm whether the debris is Asbestos Containing Material (ACM).
  3. *If the debris tests positive for asbestos, an ACM remediation team will be assigned to return to your home to clean-up the debris. Upon completion of the clean-up, a third team will return to your home or business to confirm a successful remediation of the area.
  4. You will be asked by the crew to sign a release of liability that only provides consent for the crews to access your private property to investigate and remediate any suspected material.
  • Please refer to the “Private Property Consent and Waiver Process” document located on the Tustin Hangar homepage in the Daily Information Update section.
    *PLEASE NOTE THAT STEPS 2 AND 3 MAY BE DONE SIMULTANEOUSLY
    ROAD CLOSURES: All roads have been reopened with the exception of Armstrong between Victory Road and Valencia Avenue.
    CALL CENTER AND WEBSITE: The City of Tustin’s website contains the most up-to-date information regarding the Hangar Incident. We encourage the community to visit the website https://www.tustinca.org before using the call center as many questions can be answered via the website. If more information is needed, the community may call 714-426-2444, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
  • Future updates from this incident will be released daily that will include updated information based on new intel from the incident

Find all of the news and resources related to the hangar fire from the City of Tustin at https://www.tustinca.org/1457/North-Hangar-Fire-Community-Resource-Page



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