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Maria, Getty, Hillside: Latest Fire-Related Evacuations And Closures


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Two new wildfires broke out Thursday in the Inland Empire amid high Santa Ana winds, prompting thousands more people to evacuate. Dozens of schools are closed Thursday. Here is the latest information about those fires and procedures.


The Maria Fire started on the top of South Mountain, just south of Santa Paula just after 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mandatory Evacuations:

  • North of Highway 118
  • South of South Mountain Road
  • East of West Los Angeles Avenue
  • West of Balcom County Road

Evacuation Centers:

  • Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St.
  • Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive — Small animals
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. — Large animals
  • Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. — Large animals

Road Closures:

  • South Mountain Road between 12th Street and Balcom Canyon
  • Berylwood Road at Aggen Road
  • West La Loma Road, between Center Road and Walnut Avenue
  • Price Road at East Los Angeles Avenue (Highway 118)
  • Clubhouse Drive at East Los Angeles Avenue (Highway 118)

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The Getty Fire started early Monday morning and burned 12 homes and damaged five more. As of Thursday evening, the fire was 52% contained and had scorched 745 acres. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, 7,091 residences are still considered threatened, 10 residences have been destroyed and 15 residences have been damaged.

Mandatory Evacuations:

  • Tigertail Road at Deerbrook Lane to Chickory Lane
  • Stonehill Lane
  • Lindenwood Lane
  • Sky Lane
  • Canna Road
  • Chickory Lane
  • Bluestone Trail to Bluegrass Way
  • Bluestone Trail
  • Bluegrass Lane
  • Bluegrass Way

Road Updates:

  • 405 northbound is open
  • 405 southbound is open — Skirball Center Drive off ramp will remain closed
  • Sepulveda Boulevard northbound is open
  • Sepulveda Boulevard southbound from Skirball Center Drive to Sunset Boulevard is open to residents with identification only.
  • For real-time information on local freeway and State Highway status and lane closures, visit Caltrans QuickMap or call 1-800-427-7623.

Evacuation Centers (small animals welcome):

  • Palisades Recreation Center, 851 Alma Real Drive
  • Westwood Recreation Center, 1350 South Sepulveda Boulevard 

Animal Evacuation Centers

  • West Valley Animal Shelter, 20655 Plummer Street
  • West LA Animal Shelter, 11361 West Pico Boulevard
  • Large Animals: Hansen Dam Recreation Area, 11798 Foothill Boulevard

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The Hillside Fire broke out at about 2 a.m. Thursday near Highway 18 and Lower Waterman Canyon in San Bernardino. On Thursday evening, the San Bernardino County Fire Department reported 50% containment of the approximately 200-acre fire. Six homes were destroyed and 18 were damaged.
Mandatory Evacuations:
  • All evacuations lifted for residents only as of 6 p.m. Thursday.

Evacuation Centers:

  • Pacific High School, 1020 Pacific St., San Bernardino

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The 46 Fire began near the 5300 block of 46th Avenue in Jurupa Valley at about 12:39 a.m. According to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, the blaze was started near the end of a police chase and crash involving a stolen vehicle.

Mandatory Evacuations:

  • All evacuations lifted as of 230 p.m. Thursday.

Evacuation Centers:

  • Patriot High School, 4355 Camino Real in Jurupa Valley

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The Easy Fire broke out in Simi Valley and Moorpark Wednesday, destroying 2 structures and threatening 7,000 more.

Mandatory Evacuations:

  • All mandatory evacuations were lifted at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Road Closures:

  • Tierra Rejada Road will be open to residents only from Highway 23 to Mandan Place until 2 p.m.

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The 8-acre Castlewood Fire began at Castlewood Dr. and Coyote Hills around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.

All evacuations have been lifted, and the fire was fully contained Thursday morning.

Investigators were looking into whether a flare gun sparked the blaze.

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San Bernardino County:

  • Cal State San Bernardino — Opening at 10 a.m.

Ventura County:

  • Briggs School District
  • Hueneme Elementary School District
  • Mesa Union School District
  • Mupu School District
  • Oxnard Union High School District
  • Santa Clara Elementary School District
  • Santa Paula Unified School District
  • ACE – Camarillo Charter School
  • University Preparation – Camarillo Charter School
  • Dwire School
  • Gateway Community School
  • James Foster School
  • La Mariposa School
  • Las Colinas Middle School
  • Phoenix Airport
  • Phoenix Los Nogales
  • Pleasant Valley Early Childhood Center
  • Ritchen Preschool
  • Sunkist School
  • Triton Academy
  • Williams Preschool
  • Boswell School
  • Penfield School
  • Balboa Middle School
  • Ventura High School

Other Closures:

— The Getty Center and the Getty Villa will remain closed through Friday.

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