A third person has died as a result of the destructive Woolsey fire still burning through parts of Ventura County, authorities said Wednesday.
Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department found a body Tuesday inside an Agoura Hills home destroyed by the blaze. The coroner’s office has not yet identified the person and have not confirmed if the body is that of a man or a woman.
Evacuation orders from the Woolsey Fire are being lifted in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Officials say Hidden Hills and the entire city of Calabasas are fully open to residents and businesses as of this morning. Westlake Village is open on the westside and Agoura Hills opened up impacted areas on Chesebro Road. The Malibu and Topanga communities remain closed and mandatory evacuations are still in place.
By The Numbers:
- 97,620 acres burned
- A "significant number" of structures have been damaged or destroyed, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
- 57,000 structures threatened
- 483 destroyed (estimate)
- Containment is at 47%
View the latest Incident Update for current information on evacuations and road closures.
Crews are getting the upper hand on the Hill Fire in Southern California.
It is now 94% contained after burning more than 45-hundred acres.
WHERE TO FIND UPDATES ON BOTH FIRES:
- Ventura County Emergency Information
- Ventury County Fire Public Information Officer on Twitter
- Ventura County Fire Department on Twitter
- California Highway Patrol Moorpark on Twitter
- The National Weather Service Los Angeles on Twitter
- Cal State Channel Islands on Twitter
Those looking for information on family or friends can call the Ventura County Joint Information Hotline at 805-465-6650.