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Woolsey Fire burns 98,362 acres, 62% contained

Posted at 7:07 AM, Nov 15, 2018

UPDATE (8:30 p.m.) – CAL FIRE says the Woolsey fire is holding at 98,362 acres, but containment has now grown to 62 percent.

Three firefighters have been injured in the fire, and three deaths are blamed on the fire.

57,000 structures remain threatened.

548 structures have been destroyed, and 157 structures are damaged.

UPDATE (2:15 p.m.) – CAL FIRE released a list of areas residents would be allowed back into Thursday afternoon in the City of Malibu. Pepperdine University remains closed.


Woolsey Fire briefing

Gov. Brown and Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke hold a press briefing at the Woolsey Fire.

Posted by KSBY on Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Woolsey Fire burning in Southern California has now burned 98,362 acres and is 57 percent contained.

Cal Fire released the latest numbers Thursday morning.

Two deaths are being attributed to the fire since breaking out Thursday, Nov. 8 in Ventura County.

According to the Associated Press, a third body was found in a burned home in the Augora hills area. Authorities are investigating if the cause of the third victims’ death is related to the fire.

504 buildings have been destroyed and 57,000 structures remain threatened.

Firefighters have made steady progress since the fire broke out a week ago, but warn many hot spots still remain.

The Hill Fire, which also broke out Thursday in Ventura County, is nearing full containment at 97 percent. Fire officials say it has burned 4,531 acres.

The causes of both fires are under investigation.