INCIDENT SUMMARY THOMAS FIRE UPDATE

12/5/17 @ 12:52 PM

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There is a fast moving, active brush fire that started north of Santa Paula near Highway 150 and has burned into the city limits of Ventura and toward Highway 33. The fire is currently estimated at 45,500 acres with 0% containment and is being pushed by strong east winds. Fixed wing aircraft and helicopters are expected to attack the fire at daybreak. The fire is still out of control and structures continue to be threatened throughout the fire area. Due to the intensity of the fire, crews are having trouble making access and there are multiple reports of structures on fire. Fire crews from many different agencies are actively working on the incident. There are 1100 fire fighters on scene with additional fire resources enroute.  There are approximately 100 Sheriff’s Office personnel, as well as law enforcement officers from the Santa Paula Police Department, Ventura Police Department and California Highway Patrol assisting with evacuations and road closures.  The County of Ventura, City of Santa Paula and City of Ventura have all proclaimed a local emergency.  


MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

BREAKING UPDATES:

Entire Community of Casitas Springs – Evacuate to Ventura County Fairgrounds – 10 West Harbor Blvd., Ventura

City of Ventura – Teloma east to Brent Street, Telegraph Road north to north of Foothill Road

East Ojai Valley – Carne Road east to McAndrew Road, Reeves Road north to Thacher Road 

City of Ventura – Victoria Road east to Hill Road, Telegraph Road north to Foothill Road

City of Ventura – North Ashwood Avenue east to Hill Road, Telegraph Road north to Foothill Road

 

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VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS

Residents in the City of Ventura, south of Loma Vista, east of Day Road, West of Victoria Avenue and north of Telegraph Road

Residents in the City of Ventura, east of Victoria north of Loma Vista South of Foothill west of Wells Road

All residents of the Ojai Valley not currently covered under the current mandatory evacuation


EVACUATION SHELTERS

Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building (Includes an Animal Shelter for all types of animals.)  – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001 

Nordhoff High School -1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023

Oxnard College Gymnasium – Open 12/5/17, 0700

Santa Paula Community Center (City of SP run shelter) – Open 0800


SCHOOL CLOSURES

Ventura Unified School District – All schools will be closed 12/5/17.

Hueneme Elementary School District – All schools will be closed 12/5/17.

Santa Paula School Districts – All schools will be closed 12/5/17.

Ventura Community College – Closed 12/5/17

Thomas Aquinas College – Closed 12/5/17

Mesa Union School District – Closed 12/5/17

Briggs School District – Closed 12/5/17

Mupu School District – Closed 12/5/17

Oxnard Elementary School District – Closed 12/5/17

All Ventura County Office of Education Schools (Including Providence School) – Closed 12/5/17

Santa Clara Elementary (20030 East Telegraph Road, Santa Paula) – Closed 12/5/17

Rio School District – Closed 12/5/17

Ocean View School District – Closed 12/5/17

Ojai School District – Closed 12/5/17

Oxnard High School District – Closed 12/5/17

Santa Clara High School – Closed 12/5/17

All Ventura Unified School District Schools – Also closed 12/6/17

 


 ANIMAL EVACUATIONS

Please call 866-EVRT911 (866-387-8911) for requests for assistance in animal evacuations.

ROAD CLOSURES

Road closures continue to impact Highway 150 and Highway 33, as well as many other city and county roads.  

Per City of Ventura

Vassar Street at Maryville Avenue

Per California Highway Patrol:

Hard Closure- SR-150 at Reeves Road (east end Ojai Valley)

Hard Closure – SR-150 at Stonegate (Santa Paula)

Hard Closure – SR 150 at Telegraph Road (Santa Paula)

Hard Closure – SR 150 at Richmond Road (Santa Paula)

Hard Closure – Foothill Road at Olive/Cummings/Wells/Briggs (Santa Paula/Ventura area)

Casitas Springs area – Hwy 33 both directions between Casitas Springs and Canada Larga Road

 

Look for Updates: http://readyventuracounty.org/


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