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The Woolsey fire is currently zero percent contained and evacuation orders remain in place for the city of Malibu.

Cal Fire took command of the firefighting efforts on Saturday and said numerous structures have been destroyed in the 70,000 acre fire with 3,500 structures still threatened.

According to Cal Fire, firefighting efforts have focused on saving lives and property but crews continue to battle steep terrain, limited access and extreme fire behavior.

So far, the fire response includes 145 engines, six water tenders, ten hand crews, four dozers and a total of 781 individuals on the lines. Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Evacuation orders are in place for the entire city of Malibu, Bell Canyon, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, West of Highway 23, Wood ranch and Long Canyon. Evacuation warnings are in place for Simi Valley. For the latest map, visit  For official evacuation notices, follow LA County Sheriff on Twitter @LASDHQ.

Residents are asked to avoid Pacific Coast Highway as it is still an active fire and evacuations are still in place.  Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for the entire City of Malibu and unincorporated LA County areas of Malibu.

There are road closures on Highway 101 both directions at Valley Circle to Reyes Adobe, 101 offramps at Camarillo Springs. Hwy 1 southbound (PCH) closed as Las Posas Rd., Bell Canyon Rd at Valley Circle Blvd., Borchard at Los Vientos Dr., Lynn Rd. at Reino Rd., Potrero Rd. between Rancho Dos Vientos at S. Lewis Rd., Kanan Rd. between Westlake Bl and Lindero Canyon Rd.,  Falling Star Ave. at Kanan Rd. and Erbes Rd. at Sara St.



Current Evacuation Centers operated by the Red Cross in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.  For the latest information, visit:


City of Los Angeles:

1) Taft Charter High School (5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, 91364)

2) Canoga Park Senior High School (6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 91303)

3) Palisades Charter High School (15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, 90272)

4) Pierce College (7100 El Rancho Drive Woodland Hills, 91371)


Ventura County:

1) Borchard Community Center – 190 Reino Rd., Newbury Park, CA

2) Camarillo Community Center – 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, CA

3) Rancho Santa Susana Rec. Center – 5005 Unit C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, CA

4) Thousand Oaks Teen Center – 1375 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

5) Thousand Oaks High School – 2323 N Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360




Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (2551 W Ave H, Lancaster 93536)

*Small animals in crates are accepted at all Red Cross shelters EXCEPT Palisades Charter*


Large animal sheltering is available at:

Industry Hills Expo Center is opening stables for any horses being evacuated from the wildfires. There’s about 250 stalls available. Office Phone: (626) 330-0324 -Address: 16200 Temple Ave, City of Industry, CA 91744 -After Hours Assistance: (626) 216-6428

Small Animal Care Shelter – Agoura Animal Care Center ( Under Mandatory Evacuation)

Large Animal Care Shelter – Pierce College (FULL)

Large Animal Care Shelter – Hanson Dam (FULL)

Large Animal Care Shelter – Antelope Valley Fairgrounds – 2551 W. Avenue H, Lancaster 93536


City specific updates:

To sign up for City of Malibu Emergency Alerts by text and email, visit (scroll down to Alert Center, select “Emergencies”).

To sign up for City of Malibu Disaster Notifications, visit

o    City of Malibu: or

o    City of Malibu on Twitter:  @CityMalibu

o    LA County:

o    Ventura County:

LA County Fire @LACoFDPIO on Twitter

LA County Sheriff @LASDHQ on Twitter


Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...

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