An Orange County animal shelter is in crisis mode following the massive fire that destroyed a historic hangar in Tustin.
The O.C. Animal Care shelter is located dangerously close to the WWII-era blimp hangars which means the animals have not been able to step outside due to poor air quality. The hangar fire that first ignited on Nov. 7., has since spewed asbestos and other toxins into the air while prompting closures of all area schools and public parks.
The structure has continued to see flare-ups and smoldering hot spots for over a week, precipitating a declaration of a local state of emergency. As crews continue cleaning up the toxic debris, the Tustin animal shelter is in desperate need of emergency foster homes as the animals have nowhere to play or be free from their kennels.
KTLA's Shelby Nelson reports on Nov. 16, 2023.