The Forest Service said the county did not voice its concerns during the federal agency's recent Station Fire internal review, which included input from County Fire and Cal Fire officials. The Forest Service review determined that the USFS used "best professional practices" in response to the fire, which erupted Aug. 26.
"L.A. County did not raise these issues during our review," the Forest Service said in Wednesday's statement, which was reported by the Los Angeles Times. "We stand by our report."
The L.A. County Fire Department's recommendations await county Board of Supervisors action before they will be forwarded to the Secretary of Agriculture and appropriate members of Congress, according to a memo from County Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman.
CNS contributed to this report.