The Woolsey Fire has now been classified as Los Angeles Counties largest fire on record. The wildfires, which started on November 8th, close to Alfra Road, South of Simi Valley, have burned over 96,662 acres from Ventura County to Malibu; at the time of writing this article, the fire is only 30% contained. For people in the area, you can take a look at this Woolsey Fire Map. Nearly 3,600 firefighters have worked to contain the blaze as of Monday night. Over 435 structures have been destroyed.
In a report to the California Public Utilities Commission, Southern California Edison mentioned an electrical circuit outage that occurred only minutes before the first reports of the fire came in. Although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Edison has said there was no indication that their equipment had anything to do with the cause. Southern California Edison has since submitted information regarding the incident, which you can read here.
Southern California Edison went on, saying they would “fully cooperate with any investigations.” Southern California Edison has since experienced issues with their service, as they’ve stated, “The fires have damaged SCE equipment and lines and caused outages in fire-affected areas.”
As of this morning, the entire cities of Malibu and Calabasas have remained under mandatory evacuations during the morning hours. Embers continue to fly through the wind and officials have been concerned with new fires. Some areas have been reopened, according to KTLA 5. The following areas have been reopened:
If you are a property owner affected by the Woolsey Fire, it is in your best interest to retain a Woolsey Fire insurance claim attorney as soon as possible. We understand that you may have many questions regarding the fire, the claim, and how the process works, so our team provides you with a free consultation to go over all your options. We have helped thousands of homeowners with their insurance claims over the years.
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