Woolsey Fire Update 11/12

The Woolsey Fire is now 20% contained. It has burned approximately 91,500 acres and destroyed more than 360 structures. L.A. County Sheriff deputies maintain a strong presence in the evacuation areas of the Woolsey Fire in an effort to secure affected properties. A smoke advisory is also currently in effect and health officials have recommended that anyone outdoors, wear a mask.

The cities of Calabasas and Malibu, and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, remain under a mandatory evacuation order. Highway 101 is open in both directions (see details below); however, exiting between Valley Circle and Liberty Canyon is not permitted. All roads into Malibu, including Pacific Coast Highway, and all canyon roads remain closed.

The National Weather Service has extended the Red Flag Warning through Wednesday, November 14, at 5 PM, for gusty northeast winds and extremely low relative humidity throughout the mountains and coastal areas of Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Winds are expected to be NE 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH through Wednesday with isolated gusts up to 55 MPH for wind-prone areas.

ACTIVE FIRES (Ventura County): Hill Fire & Woolsey Fire. Also, at about 10 AM today (Nov 12), two smaller fires sparked in Ventura County, but are now under control.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: As of now, there are no restrictions reported for the US 101 in both directions. Due to one of the new smaller fires the eastbound side of the 118 is closed. All train service between Chatsworth and Simi Valley has been temporarily stopped due to the brush fire. Please go online to check for most recent highway closure updates.

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