Long Beach firefighters have been sent to Camarillo in Ventura County to battle a brush fire that has consumed about 10,000 acres and resulted in mandatory evacuations since it began this afternoon.
A strike team of five fire engines and a battalion chief was sent at about 4 p.m., said Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jack Crabtree.
LBFD Strike Team 1321A prepares for their deployment! Be safe out there! Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by the #HillFire and the other fires burning around the state. ♥️
The brush fire ignited near Hill Canyon in Camarillo at 2:04 p.m., according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
It has so far consumed between 8,000 to 10,000 acres and forced evacuations for Cal State Channel Islands and the Dos Vientos and Camarillo Springs areas. The north and southbound lanes of the 101 freeway near Santa Rosa Road.
VCFD and neighboring agencies currently fighting two brush fires in the county. The Hill Fire in TO and the Woolsey Fire in Simi Valley. Area residents are encouraged to be prepared in the event of evacuations. These fast moving fires are being pushed by 25-30 mph winds.
— VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) November 9, 2018
Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.
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