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City of Vernon Police Department
Wednesday June 15th, 2016 :: 02:35 p.m. PDT


Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place orders due to Maywood Fire - ***Clarification***

Vernon Fire Chief Michael Wilson has issued the following advisory to Vernon businesses and residents in proximity to the Fruitland Incident due to the wind-blown exposure to potentially harmful magnesium ash particulates as a result of yesterday's industrial structure fire in the City of Maywood.

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued **ONLY** for the following four Vernon-based businesses:

General Mills
Southland Box Corporation
UniCold Corporation
Torgom Vintage Trading Co.


All Vernon-based businessess and any residents in the vincinity north of 49th Street between Downey Road and Everett Court are advised to SHELTER-IN-PLACE.

Shelter-in-Place safety procedures are defined as:

Stay indoors
Turn off air conditioning systems
Close windows and doors

In the event any person within the affected area experiences nausea, eye or lung irritation, please leave the area or help an affected person evacuate the area.

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City of Vernon Police Department
4305 S Santa Fe Ave
Vernon, CA 90058

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 323-587-5171

3570 Fruitland Ave
Maywood, CA 90270

Alert Details

Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
General emergency and public safety
Evacuation Immediate

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