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  • Incident Name: Woolsey, Ventura/LA
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE
  • Size (acres): 96,949
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: Nov. 22, 2018
  • Personnel: 325
  • Structures Destroyed: 1,643

Woolsey, Ventura County Fire Department. Four miles southeast of Simi Valley, CA. Brush, chaparral and tall grass.

November 19, 2018 at 7:16 AM

For today, the north to northeast winds will gradually diminish through the day. Temperatures will be a little bit higher today than Sunday. Relative humidity will drop to around 20 percent. Firefighting resources will continue to mop up and patrol. Crews remain diligent in providing public service to residents as they return to their homes. Structures destroyed and damaged have been validated by damage assessment teams. Currently 95% of the burn assessment is complete.

November 18, 2018 at 9:01 AM

For today, the weak northeasterly winds this morning will shift to the southwest/upcanyon direction this afternoon. Afternoon temperatures will be a few degrees warmer and minimum relative humidity will be lower. Firefighting resources will continue to mop up and patrol. Unburned interior islands as well as burned structures adjacent to control lines will be monitored to prevent spread. Crews remain diligent in providing public service to residents as they return to their homes. Structures destroyed and damaged have been validated by damage assessment teams. Currently 85% of the burn assessment incomplete.

November 17, 2018 at 9:15 AM

For today, onshore flow will continue across the incident with peak gusts between 15 and 20 MPH in the afternoon hours. Afternoon temperatures will be a couple degrees cooler and minimum relative humidity a bit higher. Resources will continue to mop up and patrol. Fire suppression repair teams are actively engaged working around the fire perimeter and affected areas. Crews remain diligent in providing public service to residents as they return to their homes. Structures destroyed and damaged have been validated by damage assessment teams. Currently 70% of the burn assessment is complete.

November 16, 2018 at 7:44 AM

For today, onshore flow will continue across the incident, gusting a bit stronger than Thursday. Southerly/upcanyon gusts to around 20 MPH are anticipated this afternoon. With the stronger onshore flow, temperatures will be a little bit cooler and minimum relative humidity higher. Firefighting resources will continue to mop up and patrol. Fire suppression repair teams are actively engaged working around the fire perimeter and affected areas. Unburned interior islands as well as burned structures adjacent to control lines will be monitored to prevent spread. Crews remain diligent in providing public service to residents as they return to their homes. Structures destroyed and damaged have been validated by damage assessment teams. Currently 57% of the burn assessment is complete.

November 15, 2018 at 7:54 AM

For today, weak southwesterly/ onshore winds are expected to develop across the incident. With this wind shift, temperatures will be a bit cooler this afternoon and minimum relative humidity will be a bit higher. Firefighting resources will pursue opportunities to build and improve direct line to minimize further perimeter growth and support containment objectives. Fire suppression repair teams are actively engaged working around the fire perimeter and affected areas.

Mandatory Evacuations:
VENTURA COUNTY EVACUATIONS:
– South Coast – E. Las Posas Rd. South of Potrero Rd. to Hwy 1 and County line.

LA COUNTY EVACUATIONS:
– Calabasas – portions have been repopulated
– Malibu – portions of Malibu have been repopulated to residents only.
South of Carbon Canyon & North of Tuna Canyon just North of PCH.
– Toganga – entire canyon/community
– Monte Nido – entire community
– Malibu Lake – entire community
No access will be available to neighborhoods south of Mulholland Hwy.

Evacuation Centers:
Cal Lutheran University – 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Taft Charter High School – 5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Pierce College – 7100 El Rancho Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91371 (Entrance off Desoto Ave.)
Palisades Charter High School – 15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Local Assistance Center (LAC)
Thousand Oaks Public Library
1401 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Hours: 9AM-7PM

Road Closures:
Hwy 1 southbound (P.C.H.) closed at Las Posas Rd. to Webb Way.
Westlake Blvd. is closed Southbound from Potrero Rd.
S. Las Virgenes from Mulholland
S. Kanan at Malibu View Dr.
W. Mulholland from Cornell Rd.
Cold Canyon Rd. from Mulholland
Everything is closed South of Mulholland Hwy & West of Cornell Rd.
S. Stunt Rd. from Mulholland
LA County public works has closed Chesebro Road at the bridge between Driver Ave and Balkins due to the bridge being damaged during the fire.

Animal Evacuation Centers:
Ventura County Fair Grounds – 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001 (at capacity)
Ventura County Animal Services (805) 388-4258
Ventura County Animal Shelter – 600 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
Ventura County Animal Services (805) 388-4258
Accepting small animals
Simi Valley Animal Shelter – 670 W Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley · (805) 388-4341
Accepting small animals
Pierce College – 7100 El Rancho Drive Woodland Hills, CA 91371 (Entrance off Desoto Ave.) (at capacity)
Los Angeles County Animal Services
Hansen Dam Equestrian Center – 11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 (at capacity)
Los Angeles County Animal Services
Earl Warren Show Grounds – 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Accepting large animals
If you need large animal assistance, please call (805) 388-4258

November 14, 2018 at 7:29 PM

Winds are expected to be weak with northeasterly winds across the ridges and drainage winds at lower elevations. Firefighting resources will pursue opportunities to build and improve direct line to minimize further perimeter growth and support containment objectives. Fire suppression repair teams are actively engaged working around the fire perimeter and affected areas.

November 14, 2018 at 10:20 AM

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is announcing the repopulation of the following areas impacted by the #WoolseyFire – effective Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The following areas will be opened to residents and businesses beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning:

We will reopen additional areas located inside of the City of Calabasas. This will include all residences within the city limits as follows:
• Mulholland Highway from Mulholland Drive to Eddingham Avenue
• Southeast of Mulholland Highway to the intersection of Summit to Summit Mountainway and Adamsville Avenue
o Includes neighborhoods of Calabasas Highlands, Mulholland Heights, and Mountain Park.

The link below can be used to assist the public in determining if their property is in an area that will be open following the 10:00 a.m. repopulation: https://goo.gl/sUCR5v

November 14, 2018 at 7:51 AM

Santa Ana winds will diminish through the day with weak onshore winds possible this afternoon along the coast. Firefighting resources will pursue opportunities to build and improve direct line to minimize further perimeter growth and support containment objectives. Fire suppression repair teams are actively engaged working around the fire perimeter and affected areas.

Ventura County Department of Toxic Substance Control Community Update Here: https://tinyurl.com/woolseyssfl

†Preliminary estimates show 483 total structures destroyed which accounts for nonresidential commercial property and minor structures. However, damage assessment for the affected area is 22% complete showing 279 confirmed structures destroyed and 86 structures damaged.

November 13, 2018 at 9:45 AM

The following areas will be opened to residents and businesses beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning:

We will fully reopen the City of Hidden Hills. This will include all residences within the city limits as follows:

• West of Valley Circle Boulevard
• East of Crummer Canyon Road, and
• North of the Interstate 101 Freeway to the northern city limits

The City of Calabasas will have limited areas reopened which will include:

• West of Topanga Canyon Boulevard
• Northwest of Mulholland Highway
• North of Stunt Road
• East of Las Virgenes Road
• East of the Lost Hills Road neighborhoods (including Lost Springs and Saratoga)
• South of the Los Angeles/Ventura County Line

*Per SoCal Edison, sections of the City of Calabasas may be without power at the time of the reopening of the area.

The City of Westlake Village will also have limited areas reopened as follows:

• City limits on the west, from the intersection of Westlake Boulevard and Sycamore Canyon Drive – north to the Ventura County and City of Agoura Hills boundaries.

The City of Agoura Hills will reopen its impacted areas from:
• Chesebro Road on the eastern border MEDIA RELEASE WOOLSEY FIRE UNIFIED COMMANDERS
• Agoura Road (north and south sides of the road) from Chesebro Road to the west.

To accomplish this process, The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is working with our public safety partners to open on-ramps and off-ramps of the Interstate 101 Freeway in the area. The Fire Incident Command continues to monitor the active fire areas, as well as those areas remaining closed due to critical infrastructure concerns or safety hazards.

November 13, 2018 at 7:49 AM

Firefighters will continue to build and improve direct line to minimize further perimeter growth and support containment objectives. Red Flag Warning continues with weak to moderate Santa Ana winds that will persist through the day with gusts around 30 MPH.

November 13, 2018 at 7:43 AM

Mandatory evacuations have been lifted in the following area:

Bell Canyon area of Ventura County, west of Valley Circle Blvd.

There are extensive power outages in the Bell Canyon area, so residents are asked to exercise caution when returning to their residences.

November 12, 2018 at 8:25 PM

Due to extreme fire behavior, firefighting efforts have been focused, and will remain focused, on the protection of life, and structures. Crews will continue to reinforce containment lines throughout the evening. Steep terrain, limited access, and extreme fire behavior will continue to challenge crews. Weak to moderate Santa Ana winds will persist through the night with gusts around 30 MPH.

83% of all National Parks Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has been burned by the Woolsey Fire. All National Parks Service lands in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area are closed to public entry for safety.

Ventura Country DTSC Community Update Here: https://tinyurl.com/woolseyssfl

†Preliminary estimates show 435 total structures destroyed. However, damage assessment for the affected area is 15% complete showing 82 confirmed structures destroyed and 21 structures damaged.

November 11, 2018 at 8:10 PM

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is announcing the repopulation of the areas of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village (Los Angeles County side) which will begin to occur on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 9pm.

To accomplish this process, the California Highway Patrol will be reopening the Interstate 101 Freeway. At 9pm, the northbound lanes will be open from Valley Circle Boulevard, with the off-ramps at Chesebro Road, Kanan Road, Reyes Adobe Road, and Lindero Canyon re-opening. At 10pm, the southbound lanes of Interstate 101 Freeway will open, with the same off-ramps to southbound traffic.

The only areas in the impacted fire zone of Los Angeles County that we are able to safely repopulate at this time are the Agoura Hills and Westlake Village communities, between Chesebro Road and Westlake Boulevard and north of the 101 Freeway. No access will be available to neighborhoods south of the 101 Freeway.

The Los Angeles County Public Works has closed Chesebro Road at the bridge located between Driver Avenue and Balkins Street due to the bridge being damaged during the fire.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have a strong presence in the repopulated and evacuated areas for the next several days to ensure the protection of our residents and their property.

All other road closures and evacuated areas remain in effect.

November 11, 2018 at 8:08 AM

Mandatory evacuations remain in place for 170,000+ residents including Pepperdine University, Cell Canyon, the Entire Communities of Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Agoura Hills, West Lake, Simi Valley, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, West Hills and Chatsworth.

Road Closures: Hwy 101 both directions at Valley Circle to Reyes Adobe, Hwy 101 offramps at Camarillo Springs, Hwy 1 southbound (Pacific Coast Hwy) closed at Las Posas Rd., Bell Canyon Rd. at Valley Circle Blvd., Borchard at Los Vientos Dr., Lynn Rd. at Reino Rd., Potrero Rd. is closed between Rancho Dos Vientos and S. Lewis Rd. Kanan Rd., Between Westlake Bl. and Lindero Canyon Rd., Falling Star Ave. at Kanan Rd., Erbes Rd. at Sapra St.

November 10, 2018 at 8:36 PM

Due to extreme fire behavior, firefighting efforts have been focused, and will remain focused, on the protection of life, and structures. Due to decreased winds, crews have been able to implement and reinforce existing containment lines. Crews will continue to battle steep terrain, limited access, and extreme fire behavior.

Evacuation Orders:

Bell Canyon – Entire Community
Oak Park – Entire Community
Thousand Oaks – T.O. Blvd north to Sunset Hills, from Oak Park west to Highway 23
West of Highway 23 – south of E. Olsen Road, north of Pederson Rd.
South of Bard Lake, east of Highway 23
South of Highway 101, east of Reino Rd., north of Potrero Rd., east to the L.A./Ventura County line
Wood Ranch and Long Canyon

November 10, 2018 at 7:50 AM

  • Extreme rate of spread with wind driven runs, short-range spotting, and running
  • Due to rapid fire spread, firefighting efforts are focused on protection of life values and structure protection
  • Threat to oil pipeline, cultural sites, 66KV Edison power-lines, former nuclear and rocket testing facility with latent radioactive material
  • Mandatory evacuations are currently underway for 200,000+ residents including Pepperdine University, Westlake, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Oak Park North Ranch, Hidden Hills, Malibu, and Calabasas
  • Continued closure of Highway 101 at Reyas Adobe and Valley Circle
  • PCH Highway 1 closed from I-10 to Topanga Canyon
  • Damage Assessment Team has been ordered
  • Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has passed a disaster declaration for the county
  • Unified Command with CALFIRE, Ventura County Fire, Los Angeles County Fire and Los Angeles City Fire
  • Federal air and ground resources committed

November 10, 2018 at 7:47 AM

After a brief period of light winds today, expect another round of Santa Ana winds expected Sunday morning through Tuesday. Peak winds each morning through early afternoon hours.

November 10, 2018 at 7:45 AM

L.A. County Fire has issued a mandatory evacuation alert for residents of Malibu, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Westlake Village, Agoura and unincorporated areas of the county directly impacted by the fire.  Currently 35,000 acres have been affected.

L.A. County Fire has issued a Voluntary evacuation alert for residents of areas in close proximity for affected areas.

Mandatory evacuations as of 7:30 am for Ventura County

Bell Canyon – Entire Community(Woolsey Fire)
Oak Park – Entire Community (Woolsey Fire)
Thousand Oaks – T.O. Blvd north to Sunset Hills, from Oak Park west to Highway 23 (Woolsey Fire)
West of Highway 23 – south of E. Olsen Road, north of Pederson Rd. (Woolsey Fire)
South of Bard Lake, east of Highway 23 (Woolsey Fire)
South of Highway 101, east of Reino Rd., north of Potrero Rd., east to the L.A./Ventura County line (Woolsey Fire)
Wood Ranch and Long Canyon – All areas outlined on map below (Woolsey Fire)

Voluntary Evacuations

  • Simi Valley – Long Canyon, Bridal Path, Wood Ranch (Woolsey Fire)

Road Closures

  • Hwy 101 both directions at Valley Circle to Reyes Adobe
  • Hwy 101 offramps at Camarillo Springs
  • Hwy 1 southbound (Pacific Coast Hwy) closed at Las Posas Rd.
  • Bell Canyon Rd. at Valley Circle Blvd.
  • Borchard at Los Vientos Dr.
  • Lynn Rd. at Reino Rd.
  • Potrero Rd. is closed between Rancho Dos Vientos and S. Lewis Rd.
  • Kanan Rd. Between Westlake Bl. and Lindero Canyon Rd.
  • Falling Star Ave. at Kanan Rd.
  • Erbes Rd. at Sapra St.

Evacuation Centers

  • Camarillo Community Center – 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, CA 93010.
    • Accepting small animals.
  • Borchard Community Center – 190 Reino Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320.
    • Accepting small animals.
  • Goebel Senior Adult Center – 1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (at capacity)
  • Thousand Oaks Teen Center – 1375 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
  • Thousand Oaks Community Center – 2525 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (closed)
  • Rancho Santa Susana Recreation Center – 5005 Unit C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93063
    • No animals accepted
  • Taft Charter High School – 5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (at capacity)
  • Pierce College – 7100 El Rancho Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91371 (Entrance off Desoto Ave.)
    • Los Angeles County Animal Services
    • Accepting large animals (at capacity)

School Closures

  • California State University Channel Islands
  • Cal Lutheran University (except for emergency personnel)
  • Moorpark Community College
  • Pepperdine University (Malibu and Calabasas campuses)
  • For Ventura County School Closures, please check the Ventura County Office of Education website https://www.vcoe.org/

Animal Shelters

  • Ventura County Fair Grounds – 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001 (at capacity)
    • Ventura County Animal Services (805) 388-4258
  • Ventura County Animal Shelter – 600 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
    • Ventura County Animal Services (805) 388-4258
    • Accepting small animals
  • Simi Valley Animal Shelter – 670 W Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley · (805) 388-4341
    • Accepting small animals
  • Pierce College – 7100 El Rancho Drive Woodland Hills, CA 91371 (Entrance off Desoto Ave.) (at capacity)
    • Los Angeles County Animal Services
  • Hansen Dam Equestrian Center – 11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 (at capacity)
    • Los Angeles County Animal Services
  • Earl Warren Show Grounds – 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Check-in at Gate C off of Calle Real
    • Accepting large animals
  • If you need large animal assistance, please call (805) 388-4258

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  • Goebel Senior Adult Center – 1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
  • Thousand Oaks Teen Center – 1375 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
  • Rancho Santa Susana Recreation Center – 5005 Unit C Los Angeles Ave. Simi Valley, CA 93063
  • Borchard Community Center – 190 N Reino Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320
  • Camarillo Community Center – 1605 E Burnley St., CA 93010
  • North Oxnard Public Health – 2240 E. Gonzales Rd. Oxnard CA 93036
  • South Oxnard Public health – 2500 S. “C” Street, Oxnard CA 93033
  • Channel Islands harbor Master – 3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard CA 93035
  • Las Posas Family Medical Group – 3801 Las Posas, Suite 214, Camarillo 93010
  • Sierra Vista Family Medical Clinic – 2700 E Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley CA 93065
  • Moorpark Family Medical Clinic – 612 Spring Rd. Bld. A, Moorpark CA 93021