(Thousand Oaks, Ca) Ventura County’s emergency notification system (www.vcemergency.com) sent out a notification at 8:00pm on Sunday letting many residents know that it is now safe to re-populate. The message read:
“This is an important update from the Thousand Oaks Police Department. The mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted within the perimeters of Lynn Road, north of Potrero Road, west of Westlake Blvd, and south of Highway 101. Gated communities south of Potrero Road are still under mandatory evacuations. Also, there may be sporadic utility outages, so residents are asked to exercise caution when returning to your residence. For detailed incident information please visit www.vcemergency.com or call the incident hotline at 805-465-6650.” A similar message was sent to residents of Westlake Village living in North Ranch, residents of Oak Park, and residents of Agoura Hills. The 101 Freeway was re-opened to accommodate re-population efforts.
As of moments ago, Ventura County Fire Department officials announced that crews are making progress as the weather begins to change over the fire area. The Tweet read, “Expect perimeter containment #’s to go up with these changing conditions.”
Over 160 engines from around California are actively working on the fires. Other states are sending resources including the state of Texas, which is sending 50 engines.
Firefighters have come from all over to help local firefighters as the fires continue south. This morning at Camarillo airport, firefighters had a briefing.
A press briefing is planned for 11:00am this Monday morning at Conejo Creek South.
Scenes from around Thousand Oaks include home severely damaged by the fires. The below pictures came from the North Ranch area of Westlake Village and homes in Oak Park.
As of last evening, the Woolsey Fire Incident Update included two fatalities, with 85,500 acres burned, over 300 structures lost and 57,000 structures threatened. Three firefighter injuries were also reported. Only 20% contained has been reported with full containment expected by Saturday, November 17, 2018.
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