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 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1:00 PM
The following information was confirmed by LA County Fire and other first responders.
- Current estimate - 96,314 acres, 35% 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 beyond the immediate fire area by the same winds that fuel the fires. Residents throughout much of Los Angeles may be experiencing the effects of poor air quality. Side effects from the smoky air include burning eyes, difficulty breathing, chest heaviness, coughing, and more. Smoke from fires includes small particles and gases that can have adverse health effects, particularly for sensitive individuals. Everyone should avoid unnecessary outdoor activities 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 and dust. Staying indoors can help reduce exposure to smoke and dust.Keeping doors and windows closed, running an air conditioner, and using indoor air filtration devices with HEPA filters can reduce the level of particles that circulate 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.
LARGE ANIMAL evacuation
- For up to date information and assistance with large animal evacuation, and shelter availability, call (805) 388-4258 or (818) 991-0071.
See more at the City of Malibu Alert Center