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Information on Evacuations and Road Closures

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - Information updated at: 8:10 p.m. PST - December 10, 2017 - NewsChannel 3 Live Broadcast. Click Here

CHANGE IN EVACUATION STATUS FOR CARPINTERIA and SANTA BARBARA AREA

Santa Barbara - Evacuation Map here

  • NEW (6 p.m.) Mandatory evacuation for north of Highway 192 to East Camino Cielo between Highway 150 and Mission Canyon Road.
  • NEW (6 p.m.) South of Highway 192 between Mission Canyon and Highway 154.
  • The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office issued a new mandatory evacuation order for Hot Springs Road to Buena Vista Road, from Highway 192 north to East Camino Cielo. Residents in this area should evacuate now. All previous mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect.
  • An Evacuation Order for the area from Hot Springs Rd to Buena Vista Dr. and SR 192 to East Camino Cielo
  • An Evacuation Warning for the area from Mission Canyon Rd. to Hot Springs Rd. and SR 192 to East Camino Cielo
  • An Evacuation Warning for the area from Mission Canyon Rd. to Cold Springs Rd. between Alameda Padre Serra and SR 192
  • An Evacuation Warning for the area from Alameda Padre Serra to Hot Springs / El Rancho Rd. between S. Salinas St. and SR 192

Carpinteria

Mandatory Evacuation Order issued for north Carpinteria areas. Carpinteria - East of Toro Canyon Rd. East to Highway 150, North of Highway 192 to Camino Cielo. Evacuate now.

The Sheriff’s Office has also issued a voluntary evacuation warning from Nidever Road east to Highway 150 and south of Highway 192. This includes the City of Carpinteria. Residents in this area need to be prepared to leave in a moment’s notice.

View interactive evacuation map for Santa Barbara County here

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says now is the time to gather your family, pets, irreplaceable items and documents -- this includes any prescription medication, in case you are evacuated. If you at any moment feel threatened, evacuate immediately.

The Thomas Fire has interrupted transmission lines for the Santa Barbara area are leaving more than 85,000 customers without electric power.

For animal evacuations, residents in Santa Barbara County are asked to call 805-681-4332.

RESIDENTIAL ACCESS FOR VENTURA RESIDENTS

Temporary residential access will be permitted on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, and Sunday Dec.10, 2017, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for residents who live in the areas affected by the Thomas Fire. The access will be by escort only.  

A check-in tent will be set up in the parking lot of Temple Beth Torah located at 7620 Foothill Road. Residents must be able to show proof of residency (Driver's License, Utility Bill, etc.) to be permitted to enter. Entry will be limited to 2 persons per household.

Personal vehicles will not be allowed into the area. Residents will be driven to their home and allowed a 15-minute period of time to get personal necessities (clothing, medication, etc.). For safety purposes, access will not be permitted to home sites which have been destroyed or sustained damage that poses a safety risk. 

The following areas are under Mandatory Evacuation:

Santa Barbara County - Latest evacuation map here

  • The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office issued a new mandatory evacuation order for Hot Springs Road to Buena Vista Road, from Highway 192 north to East Camino Cielo. Residents in this area should evacuate now. All previous mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect.
  • An Evacuation Order for the area from Hot Springs Rd to Buena Vista Dr. and SR 192 to East Camino Cielo
  • An Evacuation Warning for the area from Mission Canyon Rd. to Hot Springs Rd. and SR 192 to East Camino Cielo
  • An Evacuation Warning for the area from Mission Canyon Rd. to Cold Springs Rd. between Alameda Padre Serra and SR 192
  • An Evacuation Warning for the area from Alameda Padre Serra to Hot Springs / El Rancho Rd. between S. Salinas St. and SR 192
  • Mandatory Evacuation Order issued for north Carpinteria areas. Carpinteria - East of Toro Canyon Rd. East to Highway 150, North of Highway 192 to Camino Cielo. Evacuate now.
  • The Sheriff’s Office has also issued a voluntary evacuation warning from Nidever Road east to Highway 150 and south of Highway 192. This includes the City of Carpinteria. Residents in this area need to be prepared to leave in a moment’s notice.

Ventura County

The mandatory evacuation order for Ventura Ave (North of  W. Main Street and East of Hwy 33) has been lifted as of 12:03 pm.

City of Ventura

  • North of Foothill Road from Kimball Road west to Poli Street
  • North Poli Street from Hall Canyon west to Cedar Street, except for Ventura City Hall and the Poinsettia Pavilion

Entire Community of Casitas Springs

  • Evacuate to Ventura County Fairgrounds - 10 West Harbor Blvd., Ventura

Lake Casitas

  • North of Hwy 150 heading to Hwy 33 and south of Los Padres National Forest

City of Ojai and East Ojai Valley

  • SR 150 East of Dennison Park to Koenigstein Road, south of Reeves Road\

Ojai

  • Unincorporated areas west of Rice Road
  • Los Encinos Road to Burnham Road, South of SR 150

Upper Ojai Valley

  • Hwy 150 east of Reeves Road, and unincorporated areas west of Rice Road

Upper Ojai Valley (West)

  • Hwy 33 north of Fairview Drive- Matilija Canyon

Unincorporated Ventura County Area

  • Residents and day visitors of Rose Valley

Ventura County North Coast Area

  • Boundary of Hwy 33 on the north to Casitas Vista Road, northwest to Hwy 150, Hwy 150 (Casitas Pass Road) west to US 101 and south on US 101 (including Pacific Coast Highway) to Emma Wood State Beach

Unincorporated area of Fillmore

  • The area of Hall Road to the west, Sespe Creek to the east, Fillmore City limits to the south, and Los Padres National Forest boundary to the north

Curfew Update for the City of Ventura
 
The Curfew Order issued on Dec. 5 has been lifted in all areas with the exception of the following areas: 

  • North of Foothill Road between Kimball Road on the East and Day Road on the West. These neighborhoods include Clear Point, Skyline, Hidden Valley and Ondulando. 

Since these areas are part of the Mandatory Evacuation Zone, the curfew will be in effect 24 hours a day until further notice.

The following areas are under Voluntary Evacuations

Santa Barbara County

  • The area bounded by Highway 101 on the south, Highway 150 on the east (county line), Toro Canyon Road on the west and extending north to East Camino Cielo.
  • All areas from the 5500 block of Casitas Pass Road (Highway 192) east to the county line to include Lillingston Canyon and Cate Mesa, and all addresses north to the county line.
  • All addresses along the east side of Bailard Avenue from Highway 101.
  • All areas south of Highway 101 to the coast and east of Dump Road to include all of the Bates Road and Rincon areas.

Ventura County

Ojai

  • Casitas Pass Road east to Highway 33, Spring Street to Loma Drive. (Includes Rice Road east to Loma Drive. Baldwin Road north to Besant Road)

Unincorporated area of Fillmore

  • Sespe Creek to the west, Burson Ranch to the east, Fillmore City limits to the south, and Los Padres National Forest boundary to the north.

Evacuations lifted for portions of Ventura and Santa Paula and vicinity

Ojai Area

All mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted in the following Ojai Valley areas: Meiners Oaks from Rice Road east, and all unincorporated areas east of the city limits to Reeves Road.
 
Residents should use caution when returning to their homes in the Ojai area as unstable and unidentified hazards may exist. Utility crews continue to identify and resolve safety concerns. Please be alert to downed power lines and report them to 911. Using generators to power residences is strongly discouraged as it can negatively impact utility repairs. 
 
City of Ventura

All mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted in the City of Ventura with the exception of all neighborhoods North of Poli and Foothill Rd in the City of Ventura.
 
City of Santa Paula

All mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in the City of Santa Paula, for the areas North of SR-126 from the West end of the City of Santa Paula East to Willard Rd and North to Bridge Rd.
 
Unincorporated Areas Between Ventura and Santa Paula

All mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted North of Foothill Rd. from the City of Santa Paula to Kimball Road in the City of Ventura.

Evacuation Shelters

  • City of Ventura - Ventura County Fairgrounds (Red Cross - Includes an Animal Shelter for all types of animals)  – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA
  • City of Oxnard - Oxnard College Gymnasium - 4000 S. Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA Open 1
  • City of Santa Paula - Santa Paula Community Center (Red Cross)  - 530 W Main St, Santa Paula, CA (Parking in lot 16)
  • UC Santa Barbara- Recreational Center (Includes an Animal Shelter for small animals - preferably in crates) 516 Ocean Road, Santa Barbara, CA. Click here to see map.

NOTE: In partnership with safety and government officials, the Red Cross is transitioning residents of the Nordhoff High School shelter in Ojai (1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai) to alternative shelter locations by 2:00 PM on Saturday. 

Residents with Access and Functional Needs are welcome at all Red Cross Shelters. If you have had an access or functional need, please advise Red Cross staff aware when you register.  For additional information or other inquiries related to Behavioral Health services, please call 866-998-2243.

For more information, click here.

Animal Evacuations

Please call 866-387-8911 for requests for assistance in animal evacuations. 

The shelter for large animals at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Harbor Blvd is full.

The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is also at full capacity.

El Capitan Horse Ranch is offering large paddocks, stalls and fenced open pasture to horses or livestock in need of shelter.  Contact Phyllis Noble at 805-451-2126 or phyllis@zacara.com to make arrangements. 

Earl Warren Showgrounds is also accepting evacuated horses.

Train Service

From Pacific Surfliner:

Due to shifting winds and spreading wildfires in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, Pacific Surfliner service between Oxnard and San Luis Obispo is again suspended, effective immediately. 

Road Closures

OJAI VALLEY & OJAI CITY & UNINCORPORATED AREAS

  • SR 150 (Casitas Pass Road) between Santa Ana Rd(Ojai) and the 101
  • SR 150 at Santa Ana Road to Via Real
  • SR 150 from Reeves Rd(Ojai) to Osborn Rd(Santa Paula)
  • SR 33 Northbound at Fairview Rd

VENTURA CITY & UNINCORPORATED AREAS 

  • North of Foothill Road between Harmon Canyon Road and Hall Canyon Road
  • North of Poli Street from Hall Canyon Road to Cedar Street

FILLMORE CITY & UNINCORPORATED AREAS

  • Old Telegraph Road at C Street
  • Old Telegraph at Keith Road
  • Sycamore Road at SR 126
  • Hall Road at SR 126

SANTA PAULA UNINCORPORATED AREA

  • Cummings Road at Foothill Road
  • Peck Road at Foothill Road
  • Olive Road at Foothill Road
  • Toland at SR 126
  • Timber Canyon at SR 126
  • Briggs at Foothill Road
  • Bridge at SR 126
  • Telegraph Rd at SR126

For additional information, visit http://readyventuracounty.org. For an evacuation guide, visit http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Go-Evacuation-Guide.


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