Woolsey Fire Inches Up to 91% Containment; 1,452 Structures Destroyed

Ten days after first breaking out, the massive Woolsey Fire in Ventura and Los Angeles counties inched up to 91 percent containment as of Sunday morning while victims of the wildfire continue trying to recover.

On Sunday, the blaze was measured as more than 1,000 acres smaller in size than just a day earlier, according to a Cal Fire incident update issued at 7 a.m. that estimated it as 96,949 acres. Cal Fire officials said the fire was 98,362 acres and 84 percent contained on Saturday.

For days, the wildfire has devastated swaths of eastern Ventura County and parts of Los Angeles County — killing two in Malibu and another person near Agoura Hills. About 1,452 structures have been destroyed and 337 damaged, according to Cal Fire. The assessment of the burn area was 90 percent complete Sunday evening.

Land left barren by the blaze is vulnerable to flooding, officials have warned. The City of Thousand Oaks tweeted that sandbags used to barrier homes against mudslides during rain are available for free at the city's Municipal Service Center, located at 1993 Rancho Conejo Boulevard. The bags can be refilled at any Ventura County fire station.

Fire officials have set a target date of Nov. 22 for having the fire fully contained.

A searchable map from Cal Fire indicates which areas are still evacuated. All of Ventura County is open while some parts of L.A. County were still being repopulated on Sunday.

Parts of Malibu westbound to Guernsey Avenue, including Malibu Cove Colony, were being reopened. Beginning at 2 p.m., the following areas of Malibu Cove Colony were being repopulated:

  • From the ocean (south)
  • Malibu City limit (north)
  • Paradise Cove Road (east)
  • Guernsey Avenue (west)

Also reopening at 2 p.m. are parts of the Malibu Lakes neighborhood:

  • South of Mulholland Highway
  • North of Bulldog Motorway
  • West of East Lake Shore Drive
  • East of Shadow Creek Drive

In Ventura County, the Seminole Springs area was scheduled to reopen to residents at 4 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

A full list of evacuation centers offering assistance to fire victims and road closures as well as information about housing evacuated pets are all detailed in Cal Fire's Sunday morning update.