Evacuations[protected-iframe id=”1a2111418a405eaaf03941f6b50a6d4c-41641936-148001261″ info=”https://arcg.is/SnTWS” width=”100%” height=”400″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”] Evacuations were issued west of Balcom Canyon Road, north of the 118 Freeway, fire officials said. About 1,800 homes, occupied by roughly 7,500 people, were under evacuation orders. An evacuation shelter was set up at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley Street, Camarillo, county officials said. Small animals were being accepted at the Ventura County Animal Services shelter in Camarillo, 600 Aviation Drive, while large animals were being housed at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura.
School closuresThe Mesa Union School District announced classes would be cancelled on Friday. The Santa Paula Unified School District, which had announced that schools would be open Friday just hours before the Maria Fire broke out as firefighters increased containment of the Easy Fire burning in the Simi Valley area, announced via social media that schools would be closed Friday “in an abundance of caution. The Ventura County Office of Education cancelled classes Friday at the Briggs School District, Hueneme Elementary School District, Mesa Union School District, Mesa Union School District, Mupu School District, Oxnard Union High School District, Santa Clara Elementary School District, as well as the ACE charter school in Camarillo and University Preparation charter school in Camarillo.
#MariaFire Updated size is 750 acres and expanding. Fires will impact agricultural properties with houses on them. Structure protection groups established. Moderate winds from the east pushing the fire west. @VCFD @VCSOVentura pic.twitter.com/er2AXSIeTW— VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) November 1, 2019
The Ventura County Emergency Operations Center is activated in support of the #MariaFire— Ventura OES (@Venturaoes) November 1, 2019
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School closed tomorrow, 11/1/19 pic.twitter.com/5Hsh7TwhPX— Mesa Union School (@MesaUnionSchool) November 1, 2019
Dear Parents,— Santa Paula Unified (@SantaPaulaUSD) November 1, 2019
In an abundance of caution and based on the uncertainty of the South Mountain fire and air quality for tomorrow, the Santa Paula Unified School District will close all schools and offices tomorrow,… https://t.co/IcYOVf1oDl
Due to the Maria Fire, these Ventura County School districts will be closed on Friday, November 1: Briggs, Hueneme, Mesa Union, Mupu, Oxnard Union High School District, Santa Clara and Santa Paula. Updates at https://t.co/8zT8KbUUNw pic.twitter.com/KLOZr0el0a— Ventura Co Ofc of Ed (@VenturaCOE) November 1, 2019