On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the Woolsey Fire erupted in Ventura County and rapidly made its way to the Los Angeles County line. This wind-driven fire has so far burned more than 98,000 acres and firefighters continue to work toward full containment.
Thousands of firefighters from both local agencies and throughout the United States have joined efforts to contain the massive wildfire, considered the largest in County history.
At the height of the fire, over 250,000 residents were evacuated and over 57,000 structures threatened. Sadly, three people lost their lives and over 500 structures have been destroyed or damaged.
Thank you to all the firefighters, dispatchers, lifeguards and other Department personnel who have helped courageously fight the Woolsey Fire and have provided support through their dedication and commitment. We appreciate all you have done and continue to do.