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Brushfire in Ventura County: Houses in Flames at Thousand Oaks, Oak Park



SANTA ROSA VALLEY, California (KABC) –

One of two Ventura burnt inland in Ventura grew to 7,500 acres on Friday morning, threatening 1,000 homes along the Ventura-Los Angeles border. [19459002Bythebeginningofthesummerthefirewasraisedtoover7500hectareswith0percentcontainmentSeveralfiredepartmentsrespondedtothefightagainsttheflame

At least 30,000 people were forced to evacuate only for the Woolsey fire, authorities said.

Ventura County Fire Department officials forcibly evict evacuation orders for residents of Oak Park, Thousand Oaks from Thousand Oaks Boulevard to Sunset Hills, Oak Park West to Highway 23, and Bell Canyon and Saddlebow Road between Maverick Lane and Morgan Road.

Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Hidden Hills. The city of Calabasas tweeted that mandatory evacuation orders were issued for areas north of 101 freeway from Valley Circle Boulevard to Lindero Canyon Road. A voluntary evacuation order was made for areas south of the 101 freeway.

A second fire in the Santa Rosa Valley just east of Camarillo, west of the Simi Valley near Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks, resulted in fatal mass shootings just a few miles from the scene 12 deaths were claimed on Wednesday.

The Ventura County Fire Department estimated the size of the flame at over 15,000 acres (acres), but officials downgraded the flame to 7,000 acres. Cal Fire tweeted that the flame was about 10,000 acres.

You could see the flames burning in the air in a large residential area near Old Conejo Road.

For Cal State Channel, mandatory evacuations were enacted by authorities, the islands, the Vallecito Mobile Home Park and the Camarillo Springs and Dos Vientos. Point Magu Naval Base was under a voluntary evacuation order.

The fire department estimated that 1,200 homes were evacuated in the Camarillo Springs and Dos Vientos areas.

MORE: Complete list of evacuations, roadblocks in Ventura County fires

Motorway 101 was completely closed in both directions from Borchard Road to Pleasant Valley Road.

Hundreds of firefighters from Ventura County and eight air tankers fought the flames on the ground and from above.

Plumes By thick, white smoke, one could see him rise above the place of burning, as strong winds of Santa Ana drove the flames amidst red flag conditions.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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