1,300-Acre Easy Fire Erupts Near Reagan Library In Simi Valley, 6,500 Homes Threatened

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SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) – A large brush glow pennyless out in Simi Valley and Moorpark Wednesday morning, melancholy thousands of homes and forcing vital evacuations, including a depletion of a Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Oct. 30, 2019, nearby Simi Valley, Calif. (Getty Images)

The Easy Fire exploded only after 6 a.m. in a area of a 118 Freeway and Madera Road. By 10 a.m., it had grown to 1,300 acres and was melancholy some-more than 6,500 homes, spurred on amid impassioned red dwindle conditions and absolute Santa Ana winds.

The glow was blazing along a Tierra Rejada Road mezzanine and relocating west towards a 23 Freeway. Some outbuildings have been broken during during slightest one home was blazing as of noon.

“Right now we have all of a crews and engine companies that will be down of Tierra Rejada,” Ventura County Fire Capt. Dan Arnold told CBS2. “We have homes that are directly impacted that are requiring evident structure defense.”

Residents leave as a Easy Fire approaches. (Getty Images)

Mandatory evacuations were released for an area bordered by Tierra Rejada Road to a north, Madera Road to a south, Madera Road to a easterly and Highway 23 to a west.

Mandatory evacuations were released for a following areas:

  • Area bordered by Tierra Rejada Road to a north, Madera Road to a south,  Madera Road to a easterly and Highway 23 to a west
  • Area bordered by Read Road to a North, Olsen Road to a south, Highway 23 to a easterly and Moorpark Road to a west.
  • Area bordered by Santa Rosa Rd. to a north, Andalusia Dr. to a south, Moorpark Rd. to a easterly and Andalusia Dr. to a west.

The Reagan library, a largest presidential library in a nation, and all around it was evacuated as well.

A male evacuates horses as a Easy Fire approaches on Oct. 30, 2019, nearby Simi Valley. (Getty Images)

“We’ve evacuated everybody from a library and all a structures down below,” Arnold said.

The 23 Freeway was close down between Avenida de los Arboles and Los Angeles Avenue. More than 22,700 Southern California Edison business in Ventura County were but electricity due to designed energy outages due to a Santa Ana winds.

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The Simi Valley Unified School District was shutting all schools Wednesday and Moorpark College was canceling all the classes. Dozens of other Ventura County schools were also closed.

An depletion core was set adult during Thousand Oaks Community Center.

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