Mandatory and Voluntary Evacuations Continue Throughout Ojai Valley as Santa Ana Wind Gusts are Expected-
Reminder: Mandatory evacuations continue for East Ojai Valley (Carne Road east to McAndrew Road, Reeves Road north to Thatcher Road), Upper Ojai Valley ( Hwy 150 from Dennison Grade east to Osborne Road and all residences north), and Oak View (Boundary of highway 33, Creek Road and Hermosa Road). Voluntary evacuations continue for the rest of the Ojai Valley. More street closures are expected.
Please consider evacuating, as updated weather reports show the possibility of increasing Santa Ana Winds beginning tonight and continuing until Saturday. Highway 33 and the 101 are NOW OPEN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS!
The Thomas Fire continues to burn actively with extreme rates of spread and long range spotting when pushed by winds. The fire is established on the north and east side of Hwy 150 towards Santa Paula and is also burning on the west side of Hwy 33. The fire has pushed northwest of Ventura and has reached the Hwy 101 and is pushing northward. Firefighters continue to work aggressively to protect life and property while working on control efforts around the fire perimeter.