What’s known as the Easy Fire has burned 1300 acres of rugged hillsides in eastern Ventura County, and has prompted evacuations. It’s on the west side of Simi Valley. County firefighters say 6500 homes are considered to be at risk.
It started near Easy Street just after 6 Wednesday morning, and high wind pushed it south along Highway 23, into the hills around the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Highway 118 remains open in Simi Valley. Highway 23 is closed from Thousand Oaks to Moorpark.
Some 800 firefighters, aided by more than a half dozen air tankers and nine helicopters are battling the blaze.
Here are the boundaries of the mandatory evacuation areas:
Simi Valley / Unincorporated Simi Valley / Moorpark / Thousand Oaks:
North: Highway 118, South: Olsen / Madera Road East, Madera Street West: Highway 23
In Moorpark / Thousand Oaks:
North: Read Road, South: Olsen Road
East: Highway 23, West: Moorpark Road
Santa Rosa / Thousand Oaks:
North: Santa Rosa Road, South: Andalusia Drive , East: Moorpark Road
And West: Andalusia Drive