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UPDATE: Containment rises to 70% for Hill Fire

Posted at 9:15 AM, Nov 11, 2018

UPDATE (9:12 a.m.) – Containment on the Hill Fire rose to 70% Sunday morning.

Firefighters said it has burned 4,531 acres, destroyed two structures and damaged two structures.

Most mandatory evacuations have been lifted but some remain in place at South Coast and Point Magu Naval base.

Firefighters said they were able to implement and reinforce containment lines because of decreased winds Saturday but they are expecting strong Santa Ana winds throughout the day Sunday, peaking into the overnight hours.

There have been no injuries or fatalities because of the fire. Full containment is expected November 15.


UPDATE (9:05 p.m.)- Officials with the Ventura County Fire Department tweeted on Saturday that all evacuation orders have been lifted for the Hill Fire.

The Hill Fire has reached over 4,500 acres and is 65 percent contained. In total, two structures were damaged by the Hill Fire. Fire managers expect to reach full containment within the next five days.


UPDATE (4:36 p.m.) – During a press conference on Saturday morning, fire and civic leaders provided an update on the Woolsey and Hill fire.

The Woolsey fire has surpassed 70,000 acres and is five percent contained. The Hill fire remains at 4,531 acres and progress was slowed. It is 25 percent contained.

The evacuation orders for the Woolsey fire are remaining in place which includes 95,000 residents. Some residents in the Hill fire will be allowed to return home.

Two deaths have been reported and authorities are investigating.

Another two individuals have been severely burned, fire officials said. No looting incidents have been reported.

The exact number of homes lost has not yet been determined.

Officials warned residents to stay vigilant with severe winds expected to kick the fires back up on Sunday.

Additional resources from California and the surrounding states are beginning to arrive.


More than 900 fire personnel are on scene battling the Hill Fire in Ventura County, according to fire officials.

The most recent numbers as of Saturday morning show the blaze has surpassed 4,531 acres and is 25 percent contained.

The fire is threatening 400 structures. No one has been injured in this fire and no structures have been destroyed.

Current road closures include: Hwy 101 both directions at Valley Circle to Reyes Adobe , Hwy 101 off ramps at Camarillo Springs, Hwy 1 southbound (Pacific Coast Hwy) closed at Las Posas Rd., Bell Canyon Rd. At Valley Circle Blvd ., Borchard at Los Vientos Dr. Lynn Road at Reino Rd., Potrero Rd. is closed between Rancho Dos Vientos and S. Lewis Rd., Kanan Rd. between Westlake Bl. and Lindero Canyon Rd., Falling Star Ave. at Kanan Rd. , and Ebres Rd. at Sapra St.

You can see more about the current fire perimeter and active investigations here.