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UPDATED: Guiberson Fire Sends Smoke Toward SCV

UPDATED 10:30 a.m. Thursday

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Santa Clarita residents smelled smoke with no sign of flames once again last night, this time due to the Guiberson Fire, which broke out Tuesday morning in Ventura County.

The fire has now consumed 16,400 acres between Fillmore and Moorpark. More than 1,831 firefighting personnel are working the blaze, which is currently 40 percent contained.

 

Flames are advancing on the fire’s eastern and western edges, with the majority of activity to the east. The fire is currently burning in an area of ‘fighting winds,’ where inland and onshore winds collide and mix over rugged terrain, resulting in no prevailing wind. Though a slight northeasterly wind is predicted for today, some sections of the fire line are experiencing different wind conditions.

School closures have been ordered for Moorpark College, Campus Canyon Elementary, and Walnut Canyon Elementary.

Crews are working to prevent damage to power and natural gas lines as well as oil drilling facilities, which are currently threatened. Captain Ron Oatman of the Ventura County Fire Department told KHTS early Wednesday that the fire is advancing both east and west, toward the communities of Moorpark and Simi Valley.

The fire originated near a mulch pile south of Fillmore, but the specific cause is still under investigation.

The Santa Paula Fire Department has announced that the Santa Paula Community Center will be used as a shelter for persons affected by the Guiberson Fire. The Center is located at 530 W. Main St., Santa Paula, CA, 93060; 805-933-4272.

Evacuations have been recommended for the following areas :

 

Sand Canyon Road North of HWY 118
La Cumbre Road North of HWY 118
Donlon Road North of HWY 118
Bradley Road North of Berylwood Road
Balcom Canyon from Stockton Road to South Mountain Road.
Stockton Road east of Balcom Canyon Road.
Walnut Canyon north of Championship Drive.
Championship Drive at West Grimes Canyon Road.
West Grimes Canyon Road north of Maarten Drive.
Highway 23 from Broadway to Guiberson.

 

The following road closures are in effect :

 

La Cumbre Road North of HWY 118
Donlon Road North of HWY 118
Bradley Road at HWY 118
Balcom Canyon at Bradley Rd.
West Grimes Rd. at Championship Dr.
Stockton Road east of Balcom Canyon Road.
West Grimes Rd. at Meadowglade Rd.
Bardsdale Rd. at HWY 23.
Broadway Rd. at HWY 23.
Championship Drive at West Grimes Canyon Road.
Highway 23 from Broadway to Guiberson.

There is now a SOFT closure at Walnut Canyon north of Championship Drive. The area is open only to residents with proper identification.

 

UPDATED: Guiberson Fire Sends Smoke Toward SCV

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