(UPDATED at 7:27 a.m. PDT June 11, 2020)
Ventura County Fire Department reported at 7 a.m. on Thursday that the Lime Fire west of Lake Piru has burned 450 acres. There were two minor injuries last night.
The county’s web site still shows a mandatory evacuation in effect, but reduced in size.
Night-flying helicopters dropped water until about 1:45 a.m. Thursday and as the fire activity decreased significantly, all aircraft were released including an air attack fixed wing.
(Originally published at 7:47 p.m. PDT June 10, 2020)
Mandatory evacuations are in effect for a wildfire that started late Wednesday afternoon west of Lake Piru in southern California. The fire, estimated at about 200 acres, is about three miles north of the town of Piru which is on the north side of Highway 126 between Castaic and Fillmore.
Ventura County Emergency Operations Center has the most current evacuation information.
At one point at least four air tankers were assigned and due to life threat they were designated as “no divert” to another fire. Later, air attack which was directing the air show had to leave to refuel, so all air tankers were told to return to base until a replacement air attack arrived on scene.
Structures near Lake Piru are threatened.
At 7:10 p.m. a nearby weather station recorded 84 degrees, 15 percent relative humidity, with 14 mph west-southwest winds gusting to 19.
We will update this article as more information becomes available.