A wind-whipped brush fire quickly grew to 10,000 acres Monday night in the Santa Paula area, prompting Ventura County authorities to issue mandatory evacuations for hundreds of homes and close down area roads, including Highway 150. Here's a list of mandatory evacuation order and road closures that are in effect Monday night.
More than 10,000 homes have been evacuated thus far.
Evacuation orders were in effect in the following area:
-Weast of Dickenson Road, north of Monte Vista Drive along Highway 150 and south of Thomas Aquinas College to the area of Bridge Road.
-West of Dickenson Road to Atmore Road, north of Foothill Road and west to Wheeler Canyon Road
-North of the 150 from Koenigstein Road west to the Dennison Grade, north to Reeves Road, east to McAndrew Road and north to Grand Avenue.
-North of Foothill Road west to Wheeler Canyon Road, north to Canada Larga Road and east to Barlow Canyon Road.
-South of Highway 33, east of Main Street, north of Foothill Road and Hall Canyon Road, and west of Canada Larga Road
-All hillside neighborhoods above Foothill Road to Poinsettia Pavilion.
-The Ondulando and Clear Point neighborhoods.
-Neighborhoods north of Main Street to Shell Road.
-It is recommended that residents north of Poli/Foothill to the Avenue evacuate, Ventura police said.
Two evacuation shelters are open:
-Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building , at 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura (an shelter has been set up at his location for all types of animals and pets)
-Nordhoff High School, at 1401 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai
The following roads have been closed:
-Wheeler Canyon Road at Foothill Road
-Highway 150 at Reeves Road
-Highway 150 at Santa Barbara Street
-Highway 150 at Sisar Road
-Highway 150 at Stonegate Road
-Wells Road at Foothill Road
-Peck Road at Foothill Road
The latest information on the Thomas Fire can be found at readyventuracounty.org.