Emergency Incident Information
Hill Fire & Woolsey Fire

Incident Information Hotline (805) 465-6650
Damaged Structure Map: Click Here
Recovery information and recovery alerts http://venturacountyrecovers.org/
Media Release: November 16, 2018 Media Release from Woolsey Fire Unified Commanders

This website contains incident information for Ventura County only
Los Angeles County information can be found at www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire/ or by calling 1-800-339-6993
City of Los Angeles information can be found at
https://www.lafd.org/news/woolsey-fire


Information updated 11/16/2018 at 4:53 PM

Current Fire Perimeter & Active Evacuations

The map below reflects current evacuation locations and fire perimeters. It does not reflect damaged or destroyed structures.

Purple = Current Fire Perimeter                   Yellow = Ventura/L.A. County Boundary

Red = Mandatory Evacuation Areas           Orange =  Voluntary Evacuation Areas

 


Briggs Brush Fire Advisory

This fire is at 100% containment.

Woolsey Fire Update:

As of November 16, 2018, the Woolsey Fire is 98,362 and 69% contained. With favorable weather conditions in the forecast, firefighters are continuing their work to build direct fire lines and prevent further perimeter growth. Suppression and containment activities are expected to occur through November 22.

 


Recovery Information

Local Assistance Center

On Thursday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m., the County of Ventura and the City of Thousand Oaks opened a Local Assistance Center at the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library. Located at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks, the center is a one-stop resource for residents affected by the Hill and Woolsey Fires. Click here for more information

 


 

Evacuation Repopulation
The following areas are no longer under an evacuation order:

  • Lake Sherwood (Woolsey Fire)
  • Hidden Valley (Woolsey Fire)
  • Camarillo Springs (Hill Fire)
  • California State University Channel Islands (Hill Fire)
  • Dos Vientos (Hill Fire)
  • Vallecito Trailer Park (Hill Fire)
  • Point Mugu Naval Base (Hill Fire)
  • Bell Canyon – Entire Community (Woolsey Fire)
  • Thousand Oaks – South of Highway 101, east of S. Westlake Blvd. to the Ventura/L.A. County Line (Woolsey Fire)
  • Thousand Oaks – all areas north of Highway 101, including North Ranch and Oak Park (Woolsey Fire)
  • Thousand Oaks /Newbury Park – all areas south of Highway 101, north of Potrero Road and west of Westlake Blvd. (Woolsey Fire)
  • Simi Valley – Long Canyon, Bridal Path, Wood Ranch (Woolsey Fire)
  • Carlisle Canyon Road (Woolsey Fire)
  • Deer Creek Rd – The mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for homes on and/or accessed via Deer Creek Road. See Road Closures for additional information.

Future repopulation notifications will be provided in real-time as evacuation orders are lifted.

Mandatory Evacuations

  • South Coast – All areas outlined on map above – East of Las Posas Rd and South of Potrero Rd to Hwy 1 (PCH) to County Line.

Voluntary Evacuations

  • None.

Road Closures – Utility Restoration In Progress Along Road Closures

The mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for homes on and/or accessed via Deer Creek Road. Residents living on Yerba Buena Road must utilize Deer Creek Road to access their residences. Yerba Buena Road at Pacific Coast Highway (HWY 1) and Yerba Buena at Mipolomol Road will remain closed as Southern California Edison crews are replacing damaged power poles along the road. Residents will be required to provide identification of residence at the Las Posas Road at Pacific Coast Highway road closure to access the area. Pacific Coast Highway (HWY 1) at the Ventura County/Los Angeles County line remains closed and residents will not be able to access Los Angeles County. The following roads will remain closed:

  • Las Posas Road @ Pacific Coast Highway (HWY 1) Residents Only
  • La Jolla Beach @ Pacific Coast Highway (HWY 1)
  • Sycamore Canyon Road @ Pacific Coast Highway (HWY 1)
  • Yerba Buena Road @ Pacific Coast Highway (HWY 1)
  • Yerba Buena Road @ Yellow Hill
  • Northbound traffic Yerba Buena Road @ Mipolomol Road
  • Pacific Coast Highway (HWY 1) @ Ventura/LA County Line

Evacuation Centers

  • California Lutheran University – Gilbert Sport & Fitness Center  (Small Gymnasium) 130 Overton Ct. 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.)
    • Los Angeles County Animal Services
    • Accepting large animals (at capacity)

School Closures

Animal Shelters

  • The Humane Society of Ventura County
    • Dogs, Cats, Horses, and other domesticated animals – 402 Bryant St., Ojai, CA 93023
    • (805) 646-6505
  • Ventura County Fair Grounds – 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001 (call to check capacity (805) 388-4258)
    • Ventura County Animal Services (805) 388-4258 (space for small animals)
  • 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 (space for small animals)
    • 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
      • Santa Barbara Equine Evacuation And Assistance Team – Call for capacity at Earl Warren and if you need assistance with large animals. (805) 892-4484
  • If you need large animal assistance, please call (805) 388-4258

N95 Particulate Filter Mask availability:

  • California Lutheran University – Gilbert Sport & Fitness Center  (Small Gymnasium) 130 Overton Ct. Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91360
  • 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
  • Adventist Health Simi Valley – 2975 Sycamore Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065
  • Los Robles Regional Medical Center – 215 W. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
  • St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital – 2309 Antonio Av., Camarillo, CA 93010
  • St. John’s Regional Medical Center – 1600 N. Rose Av., Oxnard 93036

Monetary, In-Kind Donations and Volunteering
Please contact your local non-profit agencies for all monetary and in-kind donations of goods and services.


Evacuation Terminology

Mandatory Evacuation

  • Mandatory Evacuation Orders may be initiated by law enforcement, Fire Departments, Public Health Agencies, and in rare cases some federal agencies when residents are requested to vacate the area due to an imminent threat.All non-essential persons are requested to leave the area immediately.
  • Conditions exist that SERIOUSLY IMPERIL or ENDANGER the lives of those in the defined area.
  • The danger is IMMINENT!
  • Generally, residents will not be forcibly removed from their own property however those found to be on public property including roadways and public parks may be subject to removal from the area.
  • Once out of the area, the general public (including residents) will not be permitted to return until conditions permit.
  • Any non-essential persons found by officials traveling through, or loitering in, the area will be escorted out and not permitted to re-enter the area. Those found to be interfering with the disaster response are SUBJECT TO ARREST.
  • Utility workers in work vehicles including Southern California Edison, the Gas Company, etc shall be permitted beyond closures for official business only.
  • Subsequent to §409.5(d) p.c., nothing shall prevent a duly authorized representative of any news service, newspaper, or radio or television station or network from entering the area unless the area is determined to be a crime scene.

Voluntary Evacuation

  • Voluntary Evacuations may be initiated by law enforcement, Fire Departments, Public Health Agencies, and in rare cases federal agencies. Voluntary Evacuation orders are issued when residents should begin preparing for a potential mandatory evacuation order to be issued.Access to the area under a voluntary evacuation order may or may not restricted by a soft or hard closure.
  • The threat to lives is NOT YET IMMINENT.
  • Due to the potential for rapidly changing conditions to develop into a serious threat, residents are advised to prepare for the issuance of an evacuation order.
  • Residents should prepare personal belongings including pets and livestock for evacuation.
  • Advance measures should be taken to prevent harm to individuals with mobility issues or other types of access and functional needs.

Shelter-in-Place Order

  • Conditions exist that may ENDANGER the lives of those in a defined area.
  • Access to the area under a shelter in place order may or may not be restricted by a soft or hard closure.
  • Residents should select an interior room or rooms within their home or business with no or few windows, and taking refuge there.

Hard Road Closure

  • Law enforcement will prevent the general public from entering the area on foot or by vehicle.
  • In the case of a long-term closure, barricades may be used to maintain the closure in lieu of law enforcement personnel.
  • Subsequent to §409.5(d) p.c., nothing shall prevent a duly authorized representative of any news service, newspaper, or radio or television station or network from entering the area unless it is a secured crime scene.

Soft Road Closure

  • Law enforcement will prevent the general public from entering the area.
  • Those residents who reside in the impacted area will be allowed access with ID.

 


Thomas Fire Burn Area

The Thomas fire started on December 4, 2017 and burned approximately 281,893 acres across Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Post-fire soil conditions in areas adjacent to mountains and hills are well known for their ability to produce rock and debris flows. These rock and debris flow form rapidly, and the outcome is often devastating during high-intensity rainfall. Additionally, areas that are not typically prone to flooding may now be at new risk due to higher than usual flows in nearby streams and creeks.

Hazard Zones

Due to its massive size, the Thomas Fire burn area has been divided into 10 zones. The purpose of zoning the burn area is to enable public safety officials the ability to address evolving conditions both before and during a rain event. Geographical zones have been devised based on several factors including contributing watershed, hazard type, and jurisdiction. Please click on the link below to access the zone for your area: