Alertes de sécurité

À noter, les alertes ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais
09 nov. 2018 | 22h39 UTC

US: Malibu (California) ordered to evacuate as fire spreads November 9 /update 1

United States of America Alerte de sécurité

Authorities order Malibu (California) to evacuate as Woolsey Fire spreads November 9; Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire burn over 8100 hectares (20,000 acres) in Ventura county

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/11/2018, 12h00 until 10/11/2018, 11h59 (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Malibu (California), Ventura County, Los Angeles

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

Authorities have ordered residents in the city of Malibu (California) to evacuate as the so-called Woolsey Fire has spread rapidly on Friday, November 9. The blaze, which ignited on Thursday, November 8, has also prompted officials to issue evacuation orders for some 75,000 residences in Ventura and Los Angeles counties; as of 14:30 (local time) on Friday, both the Woolsey Fire and the smaller Hill Fire have burned over 8100 hectares (20,000 acres) in Ventura county. No casualties have been reported from the blazes.

The US-101 freeway was closed in both directions from Valley Circle Boulevard (Los Angeles) to Reyes Adobe Road (Agoura Hills) after the Woolsey Fire crossed the thoroughfare on Friday morning (local time). The northbound lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway have been closed from Topanga Canyon, and the southbound lanes at Leo Carrillo State Beach near the Los Angeles-Ventura counties border. Dozens of schools were closed Friday due to the fires. Additional evacuations, road closures, and school closures are to be expected in the affected areas over the coming days as the fires spread.

Context

Wildfires and brush fires are common in California from May through November.

Advice

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

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Alertes reliées