(Sacramento, Ca) After two weeks since the ignition of the Woolsey Fire, Cal Fire officials have announced 100% containment with 96,949 acres burned and an estimated 1500 structure destroyed and 341 damaged.
To date, three firefighters have been injured along with 3 civilian fatalities. The family of one of the victims, Alfred De Ciutiis, shared the tragedy of learning about his death. The victim, a resident of Agoura Hills, had lived in his home on the hill for 30 years. The 73-year old was a retired oncologist. He was assumed to have remained behind despite evacuations. Family members shared that they believe he would have left had he known they were under evacuation.
The two other victims of the Woolsey Fire have yet to be identified publicly.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation
On November 8, high winds were reported and by early afternoon, a fire was reported in Camarillo (later called the “Hill Fire”). Soon after, another fighter was reported in the Oak Park . Santa Susanna Field Laboratory region that was called the “Woolsey Fire.” Even though this fire started later, it soon dwarfed other fire as it grew quickly and moved towards Malibu, a city now ravaged by fire damage.
In all, more than 250,000 residents were evacuated from their homes during the fires.
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