Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

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Maria Fire (Photo: VCFD)
Update by Ventura County Fire Department
7:00 a.m. November 5, 2019
 

Size: 9,999 acres
Containment: 95%
Expected Full Containment: 11/7/2019
Total Personnel on Fire: 626

Current Situation:
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 will transition the incident command back to Ventura County Fire Dept. at 7 a.m today.

Containment lines were further improved from 90% to 95%. Firefighters continued to hold existing containment lines, mop-up and patrol around structures within the fire perimeter and along the fires edge.
 
Fire suppression repair will continue.
 
Damage assessment has been completed.


Update by Ventura County Fire Department
7:00 a.m. November 4, 2019
 
Size: 9,412 acres
Containment: 80%
Expected Full Containment: 11/8/2019
Total Personnel on Fire: 1,132
 
Current Situation:
Overnight firefighters continued to hold existing containment lines, mop-up and patrol around structures within the fire perimeter and along the fires edge. Crews will be in the area to fall hazard trees and trees that threaten control lines. Containment lines were further strengthened from 70% to 80%. Wind speeds have diminished however a dry air mass remains over the region. Daytime relative humidity values will remain in the single digits. Fire suppression repair will begin today.
 
Damage assessment crews will be in the field compiling a comprehensive report on structure damage.
 
Evacuations:
All Evacuation Orders have been lifted as of 2:00 PM 11/2/19
 
Road Closures:
None
 
Cooperating Agencies: Ventura County OES, Ventura County Animal Services, CHP, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Cal Resources Corporation, So Cal Gas, United Water, So Cal Edison

Update by Ventura County Fire Department
7:00 a.m. November 2, 2019

Repopulation Update as of 10:00 a.m. on November 2, 2019

Some Evacuations Lifted on the Maria Incident

WHAT: Mandatory Evacuations Lifted

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE: The area north of SR-118 (W. Los Angeles Ave) east of Pacific Milling Rd., west of Bradley Rd, and south of W. La Loma Ave. This includes the following roads in unincorporated Somis:
The Saticoy Country Club neighborhood:

  • Club House Dr
  • Northridge Dr.
  • Skywalker Dr.
  • La Vista Ave.
  • Center Rd.
  • Walnut Ave
  • Milligan Barranca Rd.
  • Price Rd.
  • Hondo Ranch Rd.
  • Aggen Rd.
  • Berylwood Rd.
  • East La Loma Ave.

 

NOTES: Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional evacuation orders is being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior, and the re-establishment of crucial infrastructure.

For more detailed information visit VCEmergency.com


Update by Ventura County Fire Department
7:00 a.m. November 1, 2019
 
Incident Fact Sheet as of 6:00 p.m. on November 1, 2019
 
Current Situation:
 
More than 1,300 firefighters continue to work to extinguish an 8,040 acre wildfire burning on South Mountain, located in Ventura County, California. The weather continued to push the fire towards the west and downslope. The area was under red flag warning again today. Crews battled to keep the fire away from the area’s orchards and farms. Firefighters also worked to protect essential power lines and communication sites located on South Mountain. Firefighters continue to work on perimeter control and extinguishing hot spots.
 
Firefighters are working to keep the fire within the following box:
 
North Boundary: South Mountain Road. West Boundary: West Los Angeles Ave.
East Boundary: Balcom County Road. South Boundary: Highway 118
 
Evacuations:
Mandatory evacuations: 10,888 residents evacuated
Communities at risk: The cities of Camarillo, Somis, Santa Paula, East Ventura.
 
Road Closures:
●    South Mountain Road between 12th Street and Balcom Canyon
●    Berylwood Rd. at Aggen Rd.
●    West La Loma Rd. between Center Rd and Walnut Ave.
●    Price Rd. at E. Los Angeles Ave (Hwy 118)
●    Clubhouse Drive at E. Los Angeles Ave. (Hwy 118)
 
Additional Info:
 
Visit www.VCEMERGENCY.com for updated information, including road closures, shelters, animal evacuation centers and maps.
 
School Closures: Visit www.vcoe.org for the latest.
 
For Fact Sheet, please click button below.

Update by Ventura County Fire Department
7:00 a.m. November 1, 2019
 
Current Situation:
At the tail end of a Santa Ana wind event, more than 500 firefighters, from the ground and air, are continuing to battle a brush fire on the upper ridge of South Mountain, North of Somis in Santa Paula. Firefighters are protecting critical infrastructure, including radio communications, high voltage electrical power lines, and local agricultural crops like avocado and citrus orchards.
 
Firefighters are working to keep the fire within the following box:
North Boundary: South Mountain Road. West Boundary: West Los Angeles Ave.
East Boundary: Balcom County Road. South Boundary: Highway 118
 
Evacuations:
Mandatory evacuations: South of the 126 freeway. North of Los Angeles Ave. East of Vineyard Ave. West of Balcom Canyon Rd. (1800 structures, 7500 residents.)
Communities at risk: The cities of Camarillo, Somis, Santa Paula, East Ventura.
 
Road Closures:
●    South Mountain Road between 12th Street and Balcom Canyon
●    Berylwood Rd. at Aggen Rd.
●    West La Loma Rd. between Center Rd and Walnut Ave.
●    Price Rd. at E. Los Angeles Ave (Hwy 118)
●    Clubhouse Drive at E. Los Angeles Ave. (Hwy 118)
 
Additional Info:
Visit www.VCEMERGENCY.com for updated information, including road closures, shelters, animal evacuation centers and maps.
 
School Closures: Visit www.vcoe.org for the latest.
 
For Fact Sheet, please click here.

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
8:10 p.m., October 31, 2019

Santa Barbara County Fire responding to a call for "Immediate Need" to South Mountain just south of Santa Paula to the Maria Fire. The brush fire broke out a couple hours ago.

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yin yang Nov 08, 2019 06:47 PM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

Animal rescue story from Ventura Fire, by Ventura fire fighters, from Ventura Star: ============================================================================ https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/santa-paula/2019/11/04/firefighters-rescue-owl-maria-fire/4151825002/?te=1&nl=california-today&emc=edit_ca_20191108?campaign_id=49&instance_id=13725&segment_id=18640&user_id=cbfb792000a61325f4177436cfe9e79f&regi_id=78822370

Flicka Nov 02, 2019 10:24 AM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

LJMDANCE, On KEY-T last night they listed where masks will be given out in Goleta today. Sounded like they are free, I'd guess from the Red Cross or Direct Relief.

a-1573802897 Nov 01, 2019 11:54 AM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

Let's have rational conversations about what we can do. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://calmatters.org/explainers/solving-california-wildfires-why-dont-we-do-these-things/?te=1&nl=california-today&emc=edit_ca_20191101?campaign_id=49&instance_id=13536&segment_id=18434&user_id= cbfb792000a61325f4177436cfe9e79f&regi_id=78822370

ljmdance Nov 01, 2019 11:12 AM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

Kudos to Ventura County's information system & the fire maps/info delivery! So much more useful than what SB provides. Maybe we could get some tips? Air pretty bad out here in Noleta. Does anyone know if N-95 masks are being made available in our area? Thanks all who are contributing to keep us informed... Not to mention the firefighters, who are probably not reading this thread.

a-1573802897 Nov 01, 2019 09:06 AM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

Drones stopped fire-fighting efforts last night on Maria Fire. Here is a Santa Barbara drone video of the Thomas Fire, Dec. 16, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG8Ih1u2Dgw. Drones during fires are against the law, dangerous, and selfish. Help on the drone incursion issue----White Fox Defense (San Luis Obispo company) can track them down, and should: https://www.whitefoxdefense.com/

a-1573802897 Nov 01, 2019 02:53 PM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

"Flying drones over fire event BAD. But here's some drone video from a previous fire you might like to see!!" Smh.

a-1573802897 Nov 01, 2019 08:00 AM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FRIDAY... Ventura County Coast-Ventura County Interior Valleys- Including the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Ojai, and Piru. 938 PM PDT Thu Oct 31 2019. The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District has issued an Air Quality Alert due to smoke. Particulate matter can vary hour by hour and change frequently at times producing unhealthy air quality in Ventura County. Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections...people with respiratory or heart disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion as conditions dictate.

a-1573802897 Nov 01, 2019 02:27 AM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

Good reports by former fire fighter, 8040+ acres, 0 containment, by Dave Toussaint: https://twitter.com/engineco16?lang=en

a-1573802897 Nov 01, 2019 02:17 AM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

Volunteers needed by #chefsforcalifornia. World Central Kitchen has activated a kitchen to serve evacuees and first responders. " If you are nearby Santa Paula and want to volunteer, email california@wck.org with Maria Fire in subject. " They have a video with this request, go to: https://twitter.com/ai6yrham?lang=en

EastBeach Oct 31, 2019 10:35 PM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

Looks like the north flank of South Mountain. SCE has a bunch of weather stations in the general area ... two are down in the flats in town now reading gusts 16 mph and 17 mph. Another SCE station on South Mountain Rd at the base of the foothills gusting 23 mph.

a-1573802897 Oct 31, 2019 08:49 PM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

"Reliable accounts on #MariaFire are @vcscanner @engineco16 @CAFireScanner (if he's on it), @Anvilhead8 - lots of random accounts showing up who are not local. Will point at the other trustworthy folks later when I have a chance." https://twitter.com/ai6yrham?lang=en

a-1573802897 Oct 31, 2019 08:23 PM
Maria Fire 95% Contained at 10,000 Acres

AI6YR@ai6yrham. 8:15pm. "#MariaFire Air attack is attempting to get the helicopters set up for structure defense. Also heavy activity protecting repeater site, which has county radio assets."

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