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Update: 4pm 10-14-08

Containment: not available
Acres: 13,285 acres at this time.
Fire is moving Towards South West.

Update: 9:24 AM 10/14/2008

The fire has burned about 9,872 acres and destroyed 19 structures. The fire is currently zero percent contained. The fire continues to move in a south-westerly direction. 1,217 firefighters from the Ventura County, Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City fire departments are engaged in the fire attack at this time along with firefighters from fire agencies across California. More than 2,000 homes have been evacuated and over 600 people have registered at evacuation centers.

Update: 5pm 10-13-08

Firefighters are trying to hold the fire at Lake Manor. It has not gotten to Box Canyon and if they can hold at Lake Manor, Oak Park and Bell Canyon should do okay. They are expecting gusts up to 70mph after 11pm tonight.

Sesnon Fire Hotline: 800-439-2909
Containment: not availble
Acres: 5000 acres at this time
Structures are threaten in North of 118 Fwy at De Soto.
Evacuations for Residents in:

Box Canyon
Bell Canyon
Woolsey Canyon
Lake Manor
Dayton Canyon
Brown Canyon
Twin Lakes area
West of Valley Circle

As of 2pm on October 13, 2008:

The smoke in the skies over Westlake Village is blowing from a Heavy Brush Fire at Brows Canyon and Oat Mountain Way, near Porter Ranch at the North end of the San Fernando Valley.

Containment: not available
Acres: 2000 acres at this time
Structures are threaten in North of 118 Fwy at De Soto.
Evacuations: Residents in Twin Lakes and Indian Hills.
Closures: Tampa at Stearns and 118 Fwy from 405 to Ventura County.

According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District:

“All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in any area directly impacted by smoke or windblown dust. This includes areas where residents can smell smoke or see smoke or dust.

In areas directly impacted by smoke or windblown dust: Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors. Keep your windows and doors closed unless it is extremely hot inside. In these cases, seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.”