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Maria fire: evacuation orders, emergency shelters and road closures



The Maria Fire burns south of Santa Paula in Ventura County. The fast-moving fire has set fire to 4,000 acres and threatens parts of Somis, an agricultural community.

Evacuations

For the area south of South Mountain Road and north of Highway 118, from West Los, evacuation orders are off Angeles Avenue east to Balcom Canyon Road. That is more than 7,000 inhabitants.

Shelters

  • Camarillo Community Center (open at 9 pm), 1605 Burnley St.
  • Camarillo Animal Shelter (Small Animals), 600 Aviation
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds (big fairgrounds), 1
    0 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura
  • Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara

Roadblock

South Mountain Road is closed between 12th Street and Balcom Canyon Road.

No major highways are closed. The California Department of Transportation urged motorists on the 118 and 126 motorways to exercise caution as firefighters and evacuees use the roads.

School closures

  • Mesa Union School District
  • Mupu Elementary School District
  • Oxnard Union High School District
  • Santa Paula Unified School District


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