Santa Paula fire update: Evacuation map amid Ventura County wildfire, 2,400 acres burned

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Ventura County firefighters battled a raging brush fire on South Mountain near the 118 and 126 freeways, fueled by intense Santa Ana winds. The fire, named the South Fire, began around 9:38 a.m., rapidly expanding from an initial report of three to four acres to a staggering 2,444 acres by 6:15 p.m.

Andrew Dowd, Ventura County Fire Department spokesperson, highlighted the relentless efforts of over 100 firefighters utilizing ground and aerial support amidst challenging conditions. Despite the weather slightly easing, crews remain vigilant, aided by night-vision-equipped helicopters and teams.

#Southfire Update: Fire is now at 2444 acres with 0% containment. Fire crews including engines, hand-crews, dozers and helicopters with night vision capabilities will continue throughout the night. Please continue to follow for updates and evacuations.

— VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) December 10, 2023

Evacuation orders were issued for East La Loma Avenue, West La Loma Avenue, East Los Angeles Avenue, Aggen Road, La Vista Avenue, and areas surrounding Mission Rock Road and Saticoy Country Club. Additionally, temporary shelters were established at Ventura Community College, catering to evacuees affected by power outages impacting over 5,000 households.

Road closures stretch from West Los Angeles Avenue to West La Loma Avenue, including La Vista and Walnut avenues, Price, and Aggen roads. Residents can contact the information hotline at (805) 465-6650 for assistance. Here is Ventura County emergency evacuation map.

  • South Mountain – south side foothills
    • North : East La Loma Avenue & West La Loma Avenue
    • South: East Los Angeles Avenue
    • East: Aggen Road
    • West: La Vista Avenue
  • Saticoy Country Club Area
    • North : Santa Clara River
    • South and West: W. Los Angeles Ave.
    • East: La Vista Ave
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An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the following areas:

  • S. Mission Rock Road Area, Santa Paula
    • North : Hwy 126
    • South: Santa Clara River
    • East: S. Briggs Road

Meanwhile, in Riverside County, firefighters tackled a 65-acre vegetation fire in Cabazon, with containment reaching 15% by the afternoon. The National Weather Service issued red-flag warnings for Ventura and Los Angeles counties due to anticipated high winds and low humidity.

A temporary shelter has been established at the campus gym of the Ventura Community College on West Campus Way at 4667 Telegraph Road Ventura, CA 93003, according to the Red Cross of Central California.

#SouthFire: We encourage anyone preparing to evacuate to bring personal items for each member of their family, including prescription & emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents & other comfort items ➡️

— Red Cross Central California (@RedCrossCCR) December 9, 2023

Southern California Edison’s public safety power shutoffs affected nearly 51,000 customers due to wildfire concerns amid the adverse weather conditions.

Officials advised caution and readiness, emphasizing preparedness measures for evacuating residents and urged travelers to seek alternate routes and avoid State Route 118 west of Moorpark in the Somis area.

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