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13 Nov 2018 | 11:14 AM UTC

US: Southern California wildfires continue to burn November 13 /update 5

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Southern California’s Woolsey and Hill fires continue to burn November 13; mandatory evacuation orders and road closures

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/15/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Ventura County, Los Angeles

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Twin wildfires continue to burn in southern California's Ventura and Los Angeles counties - the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire, respectively - as of Tuesday, November 13. Both fires broke out on November 8.

The Woolsey Fire has burned some 39,100 hectares (96,700 acres) and, as of late Monday, was only 30 percent contained, with full containment currently predicted for November 15. At least two people have been killed, although no new deaths have been reported since the weekend, and 435 structures destroyed; another 57,000 structures are threatened. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect in all or parts of Bell Canyon, Westlake Village, Agouara Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, Hidden Hills, Topanga, Monte Nido, Malibu Lake, and Los Angeles’s West Hills neighborhood. A number of roads in the vicinity of the fire have been closed, including parts of highway 1.

The Hill Fire, which has burned 1830 hectares (4530 acres), has been 85 percent contained (full containment also expected November 15). Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for the Point Magu Naval Air Station.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to exercise caution when traveling in areas near the wildfires, adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities, and closely monitor the situation via the Cal Fire website.


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