So many people have been uprooted and displace by the fire in our community, here are some resources that you, your family and friends may need.
Check www.readyventuracounty.org for information regarding the fire situation and current evacuation maps, school closings, etc.
This is the current update from the website:
12/7/17 @ 0728
EOC Hotline 805-465-6650
The fire continues to burn actively with extreme rates of spread and long range spotting when pushed by winds. The fire is established on the north and east side of Hwy 150 and is also burning on the west side of Hwy 33. The fire has pushed northwest of Ventura and has reached the Hwy 101. Firefighters continue to work aggressively to protect life and property while working on control efforts around the fire perimeter.
Casitas Municipal Water District has issued a boil water order for the Upper Ojai Valley, Casitas Springs Foster Park and entire City of Ventura due to loss of pressure and water supply from the fire related power outages. All tap water used for drinking and cooking should be boiled to a rolling boil for approximately 1 minute. This is the preferred method to ensure water is safe to drink.
In response to the needs of individuals and families displaced and traumatized by the fires in Ventura County, the Ventura County Behavioral Health department is deploying disaster response teams to the various shelters throughout the county. Mental health professionals will be on site at designated times to provide crisis intervention, counseling and community resource referrals in collaboration with other emergency response services. Please notify shelter staff if such services are desired.
For additional information or other inqires related to Behavioral Health services, please contact them at their toll-free 24/7 hotline at (866) 998-2243
The city of Ventura Police Department has declared a curfew in response to the fire. Effective December 5, 2017 a curfew is in effect starting at 10pm and ending at 5am daily. The County of Ventura, City of Santa Paula, City of Ojai and City of Ventura have all proclaimed a local emergency.
To get current alerts to evacuations and fire updates in your area,
text your zip code to 888-777
Here's a list of evacuation shelters:
City of Ventura - Ventura County Fairgrounds at Miners Building (Red Cross - Includes an Animal Shelter for all types of animals) – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001
City of Ojai - Nordhoff High School (Red Cross) -1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023
City of Oxnard - Oxnard College Gymnasium (Red Cross)- Open 12/5/17, 0700
City of Santa Paula - Santa Paula Community Center (City of SP run shelter) - Open 0800
City of Fillmore - Veteran's Memorial Bldg (City of Fillmore run shelter), 511 2nd Street - Open 0800
UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Multi Activity Center, 516 Ocean Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The Alzheimer’s Association has put out a Disaster Tip Sheet that you can use. CLICK HERE
Please be safe out there.
“Good exercise for the heart:
Reach out and help your neighbor.”