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

APACHE FIRE – Cuyama Valley 

At approximately 6:32pm Tuesday, July 23, 2024, personnel from Los Padres National Forest and Ventura County Fire responded to a fast moving brush fire at the southeast end of Cuyama Valley. The fire was reported on the east side of Maricopa Highway (Highway 33) just north of Apache Canyon Road. 

The fire has continued to spread to the east and south, crossing Apache Canyon Road Wednesday afternoon. As of 8:30 PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024, the fire is estimated at 1498 acres with 0% containment.   

EVACUATION ORDERS:

  • Residences on Apache Canyon Road  (APACHE – ZONE 1)

EVACUATION WARNINGS:

  • Residences on Burges Canyon & Quail Springs (APACHE – ZONE 2A)

  • Residences on Corral Canyon (APACHE – ZONE 3)

  • Residences on Round Springs Canyon and Castle Canyon (APACHE – ZONE 4)

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