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    South Fire forces evacuations in Ventura County, more than 2,400 acres burned


    South Fire breaks out in Ventura County (photo: Ventura County Fire Department).

    Evacuations & Road Closures

    The South Fire has prompted evacuation orders in the following areas in Somis:

    • Mission Rock Road area in Santa Paula
      North of Highway 126
      South of Santa Clara River
      East of S. Briggs Road
    • North of Highway 126
    • South of Santa Clara River
    • East of S. Briggs Road
    • Saticoy Country Club area:
      North of the Santa Clara River
      South and west of W. Los Angeles Avenue
      East of La Vista Avenue
    • North of the Santa Clara River
    • South and west of W. Los Angeles Avenue
    • East of La Vista Avenue

    The following roads have also been closed from W. Los Angeles Avenue north to W. La Loma Avenue:

    An interactive map on the affected area can be found by tapping or clicking here.

    The American Red Cross has opened a temporary evacuation point at Ventura Community College on Telegraph Road for all evacuees affected by the South Fire.

    South Fire breaks out in Ventura County (photo: Ventura County Fire Department).

    • Shut all windows and doors. Remove flammable window shades, curtains and close metal shutters.
    • Move flammable furniture to the center of the room, away from windows and doors.
    • Shut off gas at the meter; turn off pilot lights. Shut off the air conditioning.
    • Gather up flammable items from the exterior of the house and bring them inside (patio furniture, toys, trash cans).
    • Turn off propane tanks. Move propane BBQ appliances away from structures.
    • Don’t leave sprinklers on or water running, they can affect critical water pressure.
    • Back your loaded car into the driveway and keep all doors and windows closed.
    • Ensure your emergency supplies kit is in your vehicle.
    • Locate your pets and take them with you.

    This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 11 News for the latest.



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