No active incidents

EXCESSIVE HEAT

Ventura County Sheriff’s Emergency Services, in partnership with Ventura County Public Health, is continuing to monitor the extreme long-duration heat wave impacting much of Southern California. Daytime high temperatures across the southern half of county will hover around 90 degrees through the weekend. National Weather Service (NWS) heat-related warnings remain in effect for inland mountain portions of Ventura County, including Lockwood Valley, which will continue to experience temperatures of 90-100 degrees through Saturday, July 13, 2024.  Additionally, there is a 15-20% chance of fast-moving thunderstorms with the potential for dry lightning on Saturday.  

Excessive Heat Warning:  through 9:00 pm Saturday, July 13, 2024  (Lockwood Valley, Rose Valley, mountain areas)

For additional forecast details, visit the National Weather Service

To reduce the risk of heat-related illness:

  • Slow Down – Reduce activity during the middle of the day when heat is most intense.
  • Wear loose, lightweight clothing.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Escape the heat in areas where air conditioning is available.

COOLING CENTERS

In addition to community-based cooling options such as malls, movie theaters, parks, and beaches, the following locations are available to the public to seek relief from the excessive heat: 

Ventura County Libraries

California State Libraries

City of Thousand Oaks

City of Santa Paula, Blanchard Community Library

 

INCIDENT SUMMARY

LIRIO FIRE – SATICOY

At approximately 6:00pm Thursday, July 11, 2024, Ventura County Fire personnel responded to a large trash fire at an industrial property on Lirio Avenue, in Saticoy. The fire has been contained to the site, and there is no threat to nearby residential areas; however, residents are advised that smoke from the fire may be present throughout the night as crews continue working to put the fire out. 

Here are some ways to limit your exposure to smoke:

  • Avoid vigorous physical activity

  • Run your air conditioner if you have one and make sure it has a clean filter. Close the fresh air intake if your air conditioner has the option so that it is recirculating the indoor air to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. A higher efficiency filter (i.e. higher MERV rating) will filter out more smoke particles than a low efficiency one.

  • Create a space in your home with filtered air, by using a portable high-efficiency or HEPA air cleaner while keeping doors and windows closed. 

  • Avoid using a whole-house fan or a swamp cooler with an outside air intake.

  • Avoid using indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces. Avoid combustion sources inside the home such as candles and incense that could further degrade indoor air quality.

  • If you must be outdoors in smoky conditions, keep it brief, and use a disposable respirator (N-95 or P-100). These respirators can offer some protection from smoke particles if they are worn properly and have a tight fit. Do not rely on surgical masks or cloth masks for protection.

REAL-TIME INCIDENT DASHBOARD


ACTIVE INCIDENTS

On Monday, March 25, 2024, the Sheriff’s Office was advised by Caltrans of a new landslide that had occurred just South of the original slide adjacent to SR150. Sheriff’s personnel from the Fillmore station and Sheriff’s Emergency Services responded to the scene and ultimately issued an evacuation warning to 3 homes. Two Caltrans geologists had been on scene prior to the slide occurring and witnessed the event take place. A subsequent drone flight was completed by Sheriff’s Emergency Services confirming the reported conditions. This slide appears to be an expansion of the original slide and has resulted in more nested soil along the hillside.

MISSING PERSON

 Evacuation Warnings have been issued to select residents along Ojai/Santa Paula Road near the new portion of the slide. 

ROAD CLOSURES

 Highway 150 Closure

  • Highway 150 remains closed in both directions, from Stonegate Road in the City of Santa Paula to Thomas Aquinas College. 
  • It is anticipated the closure will remain in effect for several months. 
  • For updates from Caltrans on repair progress, visit State Route 150 Mudslide Recovery Plan | Caltrans