Woolsey Brush Fire Up To More Than 435 Structures Destroyed; Containment Grows To 30%

There’s been a spike in the number of structures believed to be destroyed by the destructive Woolsey brush fire in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The latest numbers go from nearly 380 structures lost to 435, with the survey work still ongoing. No major flareups were reported Monday, with the acreage burned moving to just over 93,000 acres, and containment improving from 20% to 30%.

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There’s been a spike in the number of structures believed to be destroyed by the destructive Woolsey brush fire in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The latest numbers go from nearly 380 structures lost to 435, with the survey work still ongoing.

No major flareups were reported Monday, with the acreage burned moving to just over 93,000 acres, and containment improving from 20% to 30%.

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It’s dusk, and the Santa Ana winds are whipping through the parking lot of the Thousand Oaks Teen Center.

Dan Porter is standing next to his parked car, looking at the smoke from the Woolsey fire drifting above the Santa Monica Mountains. He’s calm, in fact, especially calm for someone who doesn’t know whether some of that smoke could be from the mobile home he’s lived in for more than four decades.

There’s been a shift in shelter facilities in the Conejo Valley for evacuees from the Woolsey fire.

All of the shelters have been consolidated into one location, at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.

With Santa Ana winds blowing in the region, firefighters had to deal with two new brush fires which popped up Monday morning, including one which closed Highway 118 in Simi Valley for more than two hours.

Both fires started just after 10 a.m.

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It wasn’t just hundreds of thousands of people forced to evacuate in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties due to the Woolsey and Hill brush fires.

Thousands of animals have also been impacted.

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