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California Wildfires Force New Evacuations

California Wildfires Force New Evacuations

New evacuations were ordered in Santa Barbara county in Southern California Sunday morning as the largest wildfire currently burning in the state threatened a number of coastal towns. Residents …

Thomas Fire Updates – Road and School Closures, Evacuations

Thomas Fire Updates – Road and School Closures, Evacuations

THOMAS FIRE From Ready.Ventura County 12/7/17 @ 1500 EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER HOTLINE 805-465-6650 The Thomas Fire is currently at 96,000 Acres with 5% ContainmentOvernight the fire experienced extreme fire behavior with rapid rates of spread due to the predicted strong Santa Ana winds. Significant fire growth was observed North of the city of Ojai. The […]

Additional EVACUATIONS for the Thomas Fire

Additional EVACUATIONS for the Thomas Fire

Additional EVACUATIONS have been issued for the Thomas Fire in the following areas of Ventura County. VENTURA COUNTY Effective immediately the following areas are under Mandatory Evacuations: The following areas east of the city of Santa Paula and north of Hwy 126 Timber Canyon Rd @ Hwy 126 Toland Rd @ Hwy 126 Hall Rd […]

Fast-moving wildfire burns in Bel-Air – Several homes burning in Bel-Air as fire closes the 405 Freeway and forces evacuations

Fast-moving wildfire burns in Bel-Air – Several homes burning in Bel-Air as fire closes the 405 Freeway and forces evacuations

By Melissa Etehad and Sonali Kohli everal homes in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air neighborhood were burning Wednesday morning as a wind-driven wildfire prompted a full closure of the 405 Freeway as well as mandatory evacuations in an area of multimillion-dollar homes. The fire was estimated to cover about 50 acres by 6:20 a.m., but Los Angeles fire officials […]