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Evacuations expand for people living near Woolsey burn scar

Posted: 9:57 AM, Jan 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-15 13:02:42-05

UPDATE (9:52 a.m.) – Evacuations are now in place for some areas of Malibu, near the Woolsey Fire burn scar.

The City of Malibu said approximately 200 properties are impacted by the mandatory evacuation order.

Responders said not all properties may be directly impacted by mud and debris flows but all roads in the area are subject to closures and people may lose access to areas around evacuated communities.

Sheriff’s deputies and law enforcement are patrolling evacuated neighborhoods to ensure public safety.

They are warning all residents near the burn scar to be ready to evacuate if needed.


ORIGINAL STORY:

Los Angeles County officials issued mandatory evacuations for some Woolsey Fire properties, beginning at 8 a.m. January 15th because of an incoming storm.

The County information bureau said the following areas may be subject to a high volume of mud and debris flow:

  • Corral Canyon/ El Nido
  • Escondido/ Old Chimney
  • Escondido Drive/ Latigo Canyon
  • Malibu West/ Trancas Canyon
  • Malibu Lake
  • All of Ramirez Canyon Road and adjacent streets
  • Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park and Restaurant

Emergency responders will be going door to door tonight, telling residents to leave. Choosing not to leave could result in becoming trapped if roads are closed.

The Woolsey Fire burned in Southern California in November, killing three people, burning nearly 100,000 acres and destroying more than 1,000 structures.