LAKE VIEW TERRACE (CBSLA) – The city and county of Los Angeles will open a Local Assistance Center Tuesday in Lake View Terrace for people who have suffered negative impacts from the Creek, Rye and Skirball fires.

The center at 11075 Foothill Blvd. will be open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., said Kathleen Hutton of the Los Angeles Fires Joint Information Center.

The three fires destroyed a combined 135 structures and damaged dozens more.

“The LAC is a one-stop shop where individuals, families and business owners impacted by the recent fires in Los Angeles County can obtain information on services and assistance from government agencies, utility companies and nonprofits,” Hutton said.

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Some of the services include:

— Animal services
— Building permitting agencies
— Crisis counseling/mental health
— County assessor and tax collector
— Consumer and business affairs
— Fire, forestry and public safety
— Health and human services
— Housing assistance
— Insurance
— Public health
— Public works and sanitation agencies
— Tax relief
— Veterans affairs

There will be free parking. The facility is compliant with disabilities regulations, and translation services will be available on request, officials said.

County residents, renters and business owners, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, can call the toll-free 211 number for emergency preparedness information and other referral services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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