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Echen2000, Home Buyer in La Canada, CA

Is there a pocket of LCF that is more vulnerable to fires and floods? What is the "safer" part of LCF, i.e., less prone to fire or flood

Asked by Echen2000, La Canada, CA Thu Oct 28, 2010


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Hi Echen2000,

Great question!

After last year's Station Fire many people ask about fire & flood safety in La Canada. The conclusion people come to is that La Canada is very safe. There are a few streets in the North Western portion of La Canada that still have some risk from mud/debris in this winter's rainy season. Apart from that there really isn't any more risk in La Canada than anywhere else in So. California. It's important to remember that most of the homes lost in the Station Fire were in the Angeles National Forest. I'll double check but I don't remember any homes in La Canada lost to the fire.

Now, of course, after the brush has burned in the San Gabriel Mountains there will be very minimal risk for at least 2 or 3 decades in the futures.

To sum it up. I'd suggest looking at the various areas in La Canada to find the one that seems most desirable to you, then double check the risks of that neighborhood.
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Hi Echen,

The areas of La Canada Flintridge that are more vulnerable to fires & mudslides would be the areas closer to the mountains - most of the severe mudslide damage earlier this year was along Ocean View Boulevard. The "safer" areas would be those areas closer to Foothill Boulevard toward Glendale & Montrose. Hope this is helpful - La Canada is a beautiful area.

Have a nice evening!

John Barry
DRE #01856079
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Cell: 323-810-7976
Twitter: @RealtorJB
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