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‘Easy Fire’ burning near Reagan Library forces mandatory evacuations

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Amid potentially record-breaking Santa Ana winds another fire has sparked, this time in Simi Valley.

The Easy Fire broke at 6:15 a.m. near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Highway 23 has been closed in both directions between New Los Angeles Avenue and Avenida De Los Arboles.

The 407 acre fire has forced mandatory evacuations of the following communities:

  • Simi Valley / Unincorporated Simi Valley / Moorpark
  • North: Tierra Rejada
  • South: Olsen / Madera Street
  • East: Madera Street
  • West: Highway 23

VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS:

  • North: Read Road
  • South: Olsen Road
  • East: Highway 23
  • West: Moorpark Road

Moorpark College and Cal State University Channel Islands have canceled classes for the day. Other K-12 school closures can be found at www.vcoe.org.

Shelter have been set up for evacuated residents at the following locations:

Thousand Oaks Community Center
2525 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA

Large Animal Evacuations 
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 

Small Animal Evacuations
Camarillo Adoption Center
600 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

Firefighters from Cal Fire San Luis Obispo are en route and providing mutual aid to Ventura County firefighters at the Easy Fire.

News / Ventura County

Joe Buttitta

Joe Buttitta co-anchors The Morning News on KEYT NewsChannel 3 and KCOY 12 Central Coast News as well as NewsChannel 3 Midday.