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30 Oct 2019 | 04:05 PM UTC

US: Easy Fire prompts evacuations in Ventura county (California state) October 30

United States of America News Alert

Mandatory evacuation orders issued following brush fire in Ventura county (California state) October 30; containment efforts ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/1/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Ventura County

Event

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for residents in Ventura county (California state) as of the morning (local time) of Wednesday, October 30, due to an ongoing brush fire. The Easy Fire broke out around 06:15 on Wednesday in Simi Valley and had burned roughly 407 acres (164 hectares) of land by 08:00. Firefighters have deployed to begin containment efforts, along with air tankers and helicopters. Some roads have been closed and all public schools in Simi Valley have been shut down due to the fire.

The blaze is expected to continue to spread over the coming hours as dry, windy conditions are forecast to persist in the area through Thursday, October 31. Further evacuation orders, road closures, and power outages are possible in the vicinity of the brush fire over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Ventura county are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. evacuation notices, road closures), and exercise caution when traveling near the wildfire. Children and those with respiratory illness are advised to limit outdoor activity.

 

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