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Advisory: Ventura County School Closures for Monday, Dec. 11

Advisory: Ventura County School Closures for Monday, Dec. 11

Many Ventura County school districts are planning to be open on Monday, December 11. However, some that have been more severely impacted by the Thomas fire will remain closed. The list below reflects the latest information we have received from the districts. It will be updated over the weekend at www.vcoe.org as we receive new […]

Thomas Fire: The best ways to help

Thomas Fire: The best ways to help

The question we hear the most is, “How can I help?” In the aftermath of spontaneous disasters, many generous community members step up to help those in need around them. One of the challenges of a crisis is mobilizing caring citizens so that they can effectively help their neighbors and neighborhoods. Here are a few of […]

City of Ventura Thomas Fire Community Meeting, December 9

City of Ventura Thomas Fire Community Meeting, December 9

Residents of Ventura who have been directly affected by the Thomas Fire are invited to attend a community meeting at 12pm on Saturday, December 9, in the Auditorium of Buena High School, 5670 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Community Access Partners San Buenaventura (CAPS) is providing a live feed, accessible for viewing on local channels 15 and […]

Videos of the Thomas Fire at Faria Beach

Videos of the Thomas Fire at  Faria Beach

Bob Allen from KadyTV Two Videos showing the strength of the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. It was an amazing timing issue as I was driving north on the 101 and saw the flames starting across the freeway. I stopped and was able to capture the start of the flames. I then went on the […]

Oxnard City Offices to Close at 1 p.m. Today due to Poor Air Quality from Thomas Fire

Oxnard City Offices to Close at 1 p.m. Today due to Poor Air Quality from Thomas Fire

Oxnard, California – In light of the poor air quality as a result of the Thomas Fire, and concerns about the health and safety of its employees, all City of Oxnard offices will close today at 1 p.m. All non-essential employees are being asked to go home and remain indoors. All essential public safety and utility […]

Thomas Fire Continues to Grow

Thomas Fire Continues to Grow

Oxnard, California – The Thomas Fire, which started on Monday, Dec. 4, has now burned approximately 132,000 acres and is reportedly 10 percent contained. The fire continues to burn and threaten unincorporated areas in Ventura County and the communities of Ventura, Santa Paula, Casitas Springs, Oak View, Ventura, Ojai, Fillmore, Moorpark, Matilija Canyon and Carpinteria. […]

Were You Displaced By The Thomas Fire? Do You Have A Pending VA Claim?

Were You Displaced By The Thomas Fire? Do You Have A Pending VA Claim?

The County of Ventura Veteran Services Officer and the LA Regional VA Office are working to expedite PENDING veteran compensation and pension and survivor pension and DIC claims for those displaced by the Thomas Fire. Anyone faced with this situation should contact the CVSO at 805 477-5155 or 477-5480 or they can e-mail me at [email protected] This only pertains to those displaced […]

Thomas Fire – Ventura: Updated Boil Water Advisory and Curfew 12/7/2017

Thomas Fire – Ventura: Updated Boil Water Advisory and Curfew 12/7/2017

Updated Boil Water Advisory 12/7/2017 Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre su agua potable.  Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien Ventura Water customers were notified to boil their water as a precautionary measure on 12/5/17.  As of 12/7/2017, in specific areas of our water service area (see map below), it is […]

Thomas Fire Updates – Road and School Closures, Evacuations

Thomas Fire Updates – Road and School Closures, Evacuations

THOMAS FIRE From Ready.Ventura County 12/7/17 @ 1500 EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER HOTLINE 805-465-6650 The Thomas Fire is currently at 96,000 Acres with 5% ContainmentOvernight the fire experienced extreme fire behavior with rapid rates of spread due to the predicted strong Santa Ana winds. Significant fire growth was observed North of the city of Ojai. The […]

Additional EVACUATIONS for the Thomas Fire

Additional EVACUATIONS for the Thomas Fire

Additional EVACUATIONS have been issued for the Thomas Fire in the following areas of Ventura County. VENTURA COUNTY Effective immediately the following areas are under Mandatory Evacuations: The following areas east of the city of Santa Paula and north of Hwy 126 Timber Canyon Rd @ Hwy 126 Toland Rd @ Hwy 126 Hall Rd […]