Tuesday , March 2 2021

Motorway 101 was closed in Ventura County CA due to a fire



Update, 9am

Motorway 101 will remain fully closed overnight on Thursday due to Hill Fire, which burned 5,000 to 7,000 hectares in Ventura.

Active fire conditions continue to exist on both sides of the highway, just south of Camarilla, according to Venture Fire Department officials who maintained news updates at Thursday's news conference.

The highway is blocked in the south between Pleasant Valley Road and Wendy Drive and on the north side from Highway 23 to Pleasant Valley Road.

Drivers heading south to Los Angeles are turning off Highway 101 on Santa Rosa Road, joining Highway 118 via Simi Valley, then Highway 5.

Motorway 126, crossing the 101 Motorway at Venturi, provides another link to the Highway 5.

Original story:

The fire on the wind turbine in the Ventura province prompted authorities to close Highway 101 in the south of Camarillo and order evacuation on Thursday afternoon.

The fire was reported in the area of ​​Hill Canyon in the Santa Rosa valley around 2am, and by 15:30, it is estimated to be 8,000 to 10,000 hectares, according to the Venture Fire Department.

The light jumped on highway 101, which was closed in both directions between Wendy Drive and Pleasant Valley Road in Camarilla, a local Caltrans official said.

Evacuations were ordered for the area of ​​Camarillo Springs and the California State University campus of Canal Islands, according to officials from Ventura.

Motorway 101 is completely closed just south of Camarillo because the flames jumped to the road, according to Caltrans District 7.

The highway is blocked in the south between Pleasant Valley Road and Wendy Drive and on the north side from Highway 23 to Pleasant Valley Road for an unknown duration.

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Drivers heading south to Los Angeles are turning off Highway 101 on Santa Rosa Road, joining Highway 118 via Simi Valley, then Highway 5.

Motorway 126, crossing the 101 Motorway at Venturi, provides another link to the Highway 5.

Additional information is available at Venture County, www.VCEmergency.com, or call 805-465-6650 for road, evacuation and shelters updates.

From 15:15 at the center of the Borchard community, 190 Reino Roads in Newbury Park, an evacuation center was established.

Ventura County Star reported that thousands of buildings threatened Hill Fire, which burned the same areas affected by the Spring's 2013 fire.

Firefighters from several San Luis Obispo counties have sent firefighters and equipment to the fire department in Ventura to help fight fire.

Law Enforcement Agencies have also responded to the evacuation efforts, including the District Prosecution Officer, Cal Pol Police Department, Police Station Cuesta College, and police station Pismo Beach, according to a statement from the Sheriff.


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