The Woolsey Fire, which broke out in Chatsworth on the afternoon of Thursday, November 8, and reached Malibu early Friday morning, continues to burn throughout the city. A mandatory evacuation was issued for all of Malibu on Friday, November 9. The following is the latest confirmed information:
UPDATE monday NOVEMBER 12, 9:30 AM
The following information was confirmed by LA County Fire and other first responders.
- Current estimate - 91,572 acres, 20% contained.
- Malibu still under mandatory evacuation
- Heavy presence of LA County Sheriff Deputies in Woolsey Fire area
- PCH closed to all traffic between LA/Ventura from County line and Sunset Blvd.
- US-101 is now open in both directions, but all off-ramps remain closed between Valley Circle and Reyes Adobe.
Smoke and ash from the Woolsey Fire has been carried far beyondthe immediate fire area by the same winds that fuel the fires. Residents throughoutmuch of Los Angeles may be experiencing the effects of poor air quality. Sideeffects from the smoky air include burning eyes, difficulty breathing, chestheaviness, coughing, and more.
Smoke from fires includes small particles and gases that canhave adverse health effects, particularly for sensitive individuals. Everyone should avoid unnecessary outdooractivities and prolonged exertion in smoke impacted areas. The elderly and individuals with asthma and other respiratory ailments are more susceptible to the effects of smoke anddust.
Staying indoors can help reduce exposure to smoke and dust.Keeping doors and windows closed, running an air conditioner, and using indoorair filtration devices with HEPA filters can reduce the level of particles thatcirculate indoors.
For more detailed information about protecting yourself from smoke-related illnesses, view the AQMD’s “Wildfires and Your Health” at www.aqmd.
To find all local evacuation centers, including which are full and which still have space, visit the Red Cross Shelter website.
- Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St, Camarillo. Accepting small animals.
- Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Rd, Newbury Park. Accepting small animals.
- Pierce College, 7100 El Rancho Dr., Woodland Hills (Entrance off Desoto Ave)
- Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91303
- Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
- Agoura Animal Care Center (Under Mandatory Evacuation)
- Animals in crates accepted at all Red Cross shelters EXCEPT Palisades Charter
- Industry Hills Expo Center, 16200 Temple Ave. City of Industry is opening stables for any horses being evacuated from the wildfires. Approximately 250 stalls available. Call 626-330-0324; After Hours Assistance: 626-216-6428
- Pierce College (FULL)
- Hansen Dam (FULL)
- Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (2551 W Ave H, Lancaster)
See more at the City of Malibu Alert Center