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Officials with a one stop center set up to help Ventura County residents affected by the Hill, and Woolsey fires announced its operation will be extended.

The Local Assistance Center in Thousand Oaks will remain open through this coming Sunday.

Firefighters are closing in on full containment of the Woolsey brush fire, which has burned 96,000 acres of brush in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

The fire is 94% contained as of midday Monday, with a goal of having it fully contained on Thursday.

The blaze has destroyed an estimated 1500 structures, and damaged more than 300 more.

There’s been another major spike in the estimated number of structures destroyed by the massive Woolsey brush fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

The latest figures show more than 1500 structures have been destroyed, and more than 330 damaged.

The number of structures destroyed by the Woolsey fire has taken a big jump, with the latest update on Sunday showing more than 1110 lost, and 300 damaged.  There still isn't a breakdown on the specific number of homes destroyed by the blaze in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

Firefighters are continuing to close in on containment of the Woolsey brush fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, which destroyed more than 830 structures, and damaged more than 240.

The 98.000 acre fire is now 84% contained, with full containment projected for Thanksgiving Day.

The number of personnel working on the fire has dropped by more than half, to about 1800, as the firefighting effort has moved into mopup mode.

President Trump visited Ventura and Los Angeles Counties Saturday, touring a neighborhood wiped out by the giant Woolsey brush fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.   During his brief visit, the President also met with families of some victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting rampage.

President Trump is in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties Saturday afternoon, touring areas impacted by the still burning Woolsey brush fire.

Air Force One landed at Naval Base Ventura County just after 3 p.m.  The president is accompanied by California Governor Jerry Brown, Governor Elect Gavin Newsom, and a number of other federal and state officials.

The Woolsey Fire has left three people dead, destroyed more than 800 structures and counting, and charred more than 98,000 acres of land.  

Among the losses are the destruction of most of the western movie set at Paramount Ranch.  It's a facility that's been home to movie production since the late 1920's, and in more recent times television production.

Photo by Ventura County Air Unit

Firefighters are making progress on containing the destructive 98,000 acre Woolsey Fire that’s burning in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. It’s now 82% contained.

Authorities say it has destroyed more than 800 structures and damaged more than 200. However, the burn assessment is only 70% complete.

The second in a series of community meetings is set for Ventura County residents impacted by the Hill and Woolsey brush fires.

The meeting will take place Monday, at 6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Fire Station 56. It’s on the Pacific Coast Highway near the Ventura-Los Angeles County line.

The meeting will provide information on things like debris removal, public health issues, and rental assistance.

Containment is now up to 69% for the massive Woolsey brush fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the fire which has destroyed more than 600 structures.

The fire has burned 98,000 acres of land since starting November 7th. An end to Santa Ana wind conditions is helping efforts by the army of nearly 4,000 fire personnel stop the massive blaze.

A firefighter from Washington State who’s part of the team fighting the Woolsey Fire was seriously injured when he was hit by a passing vehicle.

It happened at about 11:45 Wednesday night, on Pacific View Drive just east of Point Mugu State Park. 

An assistance center for victims of the Hill, and Woosley brush fires has been opened in the Conjeo Valley.

Ventura County, and the City of Thousand Oaks are operating the Local Assistance Center, which is located at the Thousand Oaks Library. 

A Santa Barbara County based non-profit agency is making a big contribution to people impacted by the Woolsey and Hill fires in Ventura Counties, as well as Northern California’s Camp Fire.

Direct Relief provided more than 150,000 masks for distribution to people in Northern and Southern California.

The massive Woolsey fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties is still far from being under control. A flareup in the rugged mountains northwest of Lake Sherwood Tuesday sent a massive plume of smoke into the air visible from as far away as Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

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