Monday, November 26, 2007

CA-LAC-Corral - WUI Fire - 4,900+ Acres 90%

Malibu Fire Update - All mandatory evacuations have been lifted. Canyon residents were allowed to return to their homes last night.

Acres: 4,900
Containment: 90% The fire is expected to be fully containedᅠby 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26.
Operations: Interior islands and minor pockets of unburned fuels continued to burn out well within containment lines throughout the day. Last night fire activity was limited to smoldering and minor burning of unburned fuels within containment lines. Crews continue to patrol and mop-up. Structure protection is still in effect where necessary.
Evacuations: All mandatory evacuations have been rescinded. All areas are planned to be opened with no restrictions as 1200 hours tomorrow.

Damages: The Fire Department has confirmed thatᅠ125 structuresᅠ have been damaged or destroyed:

  • 80 structures destroyed (53 single family dwellings, 27 outbuildings)
  • 45 structures damaged (34 singleᅠfamily dwellings, 11 outbuildings)
  • 1ᅠmobilehomeᅠdestroyed
  • 14 vehicles destroyedᅠ
List of Fire Damaged / Destroyed Structures

Injuries:

7 firefighters injured. 1 AEU Firefighter suffered moderate first-degree burns to his lips and cheeks when he took a hot blast of air to the face while fighting the fire., No serious injuries.

Road Closures: As of 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 26, PCH is open in both directions.ᅠ
The following roads are currently open to residents only: - Corral Canyon - Latigo Canyon east from Kanan Dume - Via Acero east from Kanan Dume - Newton Canyon Road east from Kanan Dume - Puerco Canyon Road north from PCH

Civic Center Way is closed between Webb Way and Cross Creek to allow emergency personnel to access their command post areas.ᅠ

Kanan Roadᅠand Malibu Canyon Road are both ᅠopen.

Map of Corral fire perimeter
Map source: http://www.malibu-ca.gov

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