As the Woolsey and Hill fires continued into a third day Saturday, officials asked residents to heed evacuation orders when asked to leave.
Ventura County Fire Department announced most evacuations were lifted for the neighborhoods affected by the Hill Fire on Saturday evening, a well as some of those due to the Woolsey Fire. More than 200,000 people live in the evacuation zones.
Neighborhoods cleared for repopulation included Camarillo Springs, Dos Vientos, the Vallecito Mobile Home Park, the Cal State Channel Islands area, Simi Valley, Wood Ranch and Long Canyon and portions of Thousand Oaks, officials said.
The destructive Woolsey blaze has burned 109 square miles along the Ventura and Los Angeles County line, damaging or destroying at least 150 structures. Two people were found dead in an area in Malibu affected by the fire, sheriff's officials said. Their badly burned bodies were discovered in a car along Mulholland Highway.
Firefighters have built containment lines around 5 percent of the wildfire, Los Angels County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said.
The Hill Fire, meanwhile, has charred 4,500 acres further up the Ventura County coastal areas.
Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Eric Buschow said Saturday that 95,000 residents in that county remain under evacuation orders.
Authorities urged them to heed the orders, and indicated residents will be allowed to return as soon at is safe to do so.
“We have to make sure areas are safe before people go back in, so please be patient,” Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Buschow said at a news conference on Saturday.
While fire officials are continuing to asses damage by the blaze, changing wind conditions could affect efforts to repopulate.
Los Angeles County
For the latest information about evacuations in L.A. County, visit www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire.
- Entire city of Malibu
- Agoura Hills
- Calabasas: All residents off Parkway Calabasas, including The Oaks, Vista Point, Westridge, Calabasas Hills, Calabasas Park Estates
- Monte Nido, Topanga communities
- Liberty Canyon west to Decker Canyon and south all the way to Pacific Coast Highway
- Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon on the east to Decker Canyon on the west all the way to Malibu at PCH
- Entire community of Hidden Hills: residents urged to take Valley Circle Blvd towards Chatsworth
- Entire community of Oak Park
- Bell Canyon: Saddlebow Road between Maverick Lane and Morgan Road
- Westlake Village
- West Hills
For the latest information about evacuations in Ventura County, visit www.vcemergency.com.
- South Coast (Hill Fire)
- Bell Canyon – Entire Community(Woolsey Fire)
- Oak Park – Entire Community (Woolsey Fire)
- Portions of Thousand Oaks (Woolsey Fire)
- South of Highway 101, east of Reino Road, north of Potrero Road, east to the L.A./Ventura county line (Woolsey Fire)
- Point Magu Naval Base
Los Angeles County
- County officials said the Fire Department has issued voluntary evacuation alerts for residents near the affected areas.
- Highway 101 closed in both directions at Valley Circle Boulevard to Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills
- Highway 101 off-ramps at Camarillo Springs Road
- Highway 1 southbound closed at Las Posas Road
- Bell Canyon Road at Valley Circle Boulevard
- Borchard Road at Los Vientos Drive
- Lynn Road at Reino Road
- Potrero Road between Rancho Dos Vientos and South Lewis Road
- Kanan Road between Westlake Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road
- Falling Star Avenue at Kanan Road
- Erbes Road at Sapra Street
- Camarillo Community Center: 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo (accepting small animals)
- Borchard Community Center: 190 Reino Rd. Newbury Park (accepting small animals)
- Goebel Senior Adult Center: 1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks (at capacity)
- Thousand Oaks Teen Center: 1375 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks
- Rancho Santa Susana Recreation Center – 5005 Unit C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley (no animals accepted)
- Taft Charter High School: 5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills (at capacity)
- Pierce College: 7100 El Rancho Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91371 (entrance off Desoto Ave.)
Anyone who needs assistance with large animals can call 805-388-4258.
- Ventura County Fair Grounds: 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001 (at capacity)
- Ventura County Animal Services: (805) 388-4258
- Ventura County Animal Shelter: 600 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
- Ventura County Animal Services 805-388-4258 (accepting small animals)
- Simi Valley Animal Shelter: 670 W. Los Angeles Ave., 805-388-4341 (accepting small animals)
- Pierce College: 7100 El Rancho Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91371 (at capacity)
- Hansen Dam Equestrian Center: 11127 Orcas Ave., Lake View Terrace (at capacity)
- Earl Warren Show Grounds: 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara (check-in at Gate C off of Calle Real; accepting large animals)
- Animals in crates are accepted at all Red Cross shelters except Palisades Charter.
- For large animals:
- Industry Hills Expo Center has stables for horses evacuated in the wildfires: 16200 Temple Ave, City of Industry. Call 626-330-0324 or 626-216-6428 after hours.
- Hanson Dam: 11798 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace (at capacity)
- Antelope Valley Fair Grounds:2551 W. Ave. H, Lancaster
- California State University Channel Islands
- Cal Lutheran University (except for emergency personnel)
- Moorpark Community College
- Pepperdine University (Malibu and Calabasas campuses)
- For Ventura County School Closures, please check the Ventura County Office of Education website www.vcoe.org
Those impacted by the fires seeking further information can call the Ventura County incident information hotline at 805-465-6650.
L.A. county residents, including persons with disabilities, can call 2-1-1 for emergency information and other referral services. Those outside the county can dial 800-339-6993. The toll-free line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can also be accessed online by visiting www.211la.org.
A disaster distress helpline is also available at 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 for emotional support and resources.