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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Malibu - Corral fire - Fire is burning into October burn area

[6:45 p.m.] Corral Canyon Fire - The Fire Department reports that the fire is approximately 5000 acres. There are over 1700 firefighters and 23 aircraft on scene. The cause is still under investigation.

The Fire Department has confirmed that 49 structures have been damaged or destroyed. It is not yet know how many of these affected structures are on the County area versus the City area.
Geo Mac Satellite map of Corral Fire in Malibu, California
Credit: Cal Fire News / Geo Mac
UPDATED: HMS 2007-11-24; Thermal MODIS: 2007-11-24 2000 (GMT); Fire Perimeters 2007-11-16; NIFC Sit Reports 2007-11-23

5000 acres 25% contained (Ocean?) as of 5:00 pm

Evacuations

Mandatory Evacuations: All areas from Corral Canyon west to Kanan Road. Residents of areas WEST of Kanan and residents of Point Dume are being allowed to return to their homes.

All residents are urged to be prepared to evacuate and to immediately follow instructions given by Fire Department and Sheriff's Department personnel.

An evacuation center has been set up by the Red Cross at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Road. A second evacuation center has been set up at Channel Islands High School, 1400 Raiders Way, Oxnard, 805-385-2787

Road Closures

Pacific Coast Highway is closed between Malibu Canyon Road and Kanan Road. All canyon roads between Malibu Canyon and Kanan are closed. Kanan Road and Malibu Canyon Road are both open.

Please stay out of closed areas to allow unimpeded access to evacuating residents and Fire and Sheriff personnel.

Animal Evacuations

Large animals: Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka, Woodland Hills

Small animals: Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, 818-991-0071

Unified Command
-Los Angeles County Fire Department
-Los Angeles County Sheriff Department
-National Park Services
-Santa Monica Conservancy


Time of Alarm: 0330 hrs, November 24, 2007

Origin of Fire: Corral Canyon and Castro Peak Motor

Current acreage: 5000
25% Containment

Cause: Under Investigation

Injuries: 6 Firefighters- Minor Injuries

Road Closures:
" PCH- From Malibu Canyon to Trancas Canyon
" Kanan- PCH to Mulholland
" Latigo Canyon from PCH
" Corral Canyon from PCH

Mandatory Evacuations:
" Corral Canyon on the East
" Trancas Canyon to the West
" Mulholland to the North
" PCH to the South

Shelters:
" Agoura High School (28545 Driver) Facility can handle 200 evacuees; currently have 21 at this time.
" Channel Islands High School (1400 Raiders Way, Oxnard) can handle 300 evacuees.

Animal Issues:
" Contact Los Angeles Sheriffs Department
" Large animals can be taken to Pierce College in Woodland Hills ( 6201 Winnetka, 818 719-6401)
" Small animals can be taken to Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center in Calabasas ( 27040 Malibu Hills Road 818 880-2993)

Fire Information: 323 881-2411

Website: fire.lacounty.gov


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