Latest Updates on the Woolsey Fire

Two separate wildfires broke out in Ventura County Thursday afternoon, prompting the evacuations of thousands of homes and destroying an unknown number of them, even as the community was reeling from a mass shooting in nearby Thousand Oaks the night before.

Woolsey Fire

So far, the Woolsey Fire has burned 96,314 acres, killed two people and destroyed 435 homes as of Tuesday morning, according to Cal Fire. The blaze is 35% contained.

By The Numbers:

  • 96,314 acres burned
  • A "significant number" of structures have been damaged or destroyed, accoring to the Ventura County Fire Department.
  • 57,000 structures threatened 
  • 435 destroyed (estimate) - 2 damaged
  • Containment is at 35%
  • More than 400 firefighters are on scene

View the latest Incident Update for current information on evacuations and road closures. 

Evacuation Centers: 

  • Camarillo Community Center – 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, CA 93010. Accepting small animals.
  • Borchard Community Center – 190 Reino Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320. Accepting small animals.
  • Goebel Senior Adult Center – 1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (at capacity)
  • Thousand Oaks Teen Center – 1375 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (at capacity)
  • Thousand Oaks Community Center – 2525 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (closed)
  • Rancho Santa Susana Recreation Center – 5005 Unit C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93063
  • No animals accepted
  • Taft Charter High School – 5461 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (at capacity)
  • Pierce College – 7100 El Rancho Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91371 (Entrance off Desoto Ave.)
  • Canoga Park High School
  • Palisades Charter High SchoolAnimal Evacuation Centers: 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, Simi Valley · (805) 388-4341 Accepting small animals
  • Pierce College – 7100 El Rancho Drive Woodland Hills, CA 91371 (Entrance off Desoto Ave.) (at capacity)
  • Los Angeles County Animal Services
  • Hansen Dam Equestrian Center – 11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 (at capacity)
  • Los Angeles County Animal Services
  • Earl Warren Show Grounds – 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Check-in at Gate C off of Calle Real
  • Accepting large animals
  • If you need large animal assistance, please call (805) 388-4258

Hill Fire: 

Crews are getting the upper hand on the Hill Fire in Southern California. 

It is now 90% contained after burning more than 45-hundred acres. 

Point Mugu Naval Base remains evacuated, but people from other areas including Cal State Channel Islands have been allowed back on campus. 

The Hill Fire started last Thursday in the Santa Rosa Valley north of Thousand Oaks.


Those looking for information on family or friends can call the Ventura County Joint Information Hotline at 805-465-6650.


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