Santa Anas push SoCal fire to almost 2500 acres

Officials issued evacuation orders yesterday after a brushfire took off in southern California’s Ventura County. The South Fire burned over 2400 acres by Saturday evening, according to Ventura County Fire Department.

KCAL News reported that heavy winds were pushing the fire.

Santa Anas December 10 2023
Santa Anas December 10 2023

“Right now it’s light, flashy fuels,” said VCFD Captain Steve Kaufmann.  “Most of it is the regrowth that we’ve had from the Maria Fire (2019) a few years back. It’s still erratic conditions, the firefighters are seeing hot flames and the fire kinda goes anywhere it wants to.”


Late last night, evacuation orders were in place for people on the south side foothills of South Mountain; evacuation warnings were issued for the area near S. Mission Rock Road north of Highway 118, south of the Santa Clara River and east of S. Briggs Road; numerous other road closures were in effect. Evacuation orders are posted on the Ventura County Emergency website. A temporary evacuation center was established at Ventura College. Airtankers and helicopters were en route this morning, and by noon over 100 firefighters were on the fire.

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  1. Where flashy (<1/4") fuels are already dry, ignition can occur almost immediately, and spread can be very rapid.


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