KTLA showing the Maria Fire in Ventura County. Any info?
Just requested 2nd alarm and 5 strike teams type 3’s and 5 type 1 strike teams. E26 at the top reporting 150 acres, 25-35 mph winds.
Per VCFD PIO:
Firefighters are working to keep the fire within the following box:
S of 126 fwy
N of LA Ave
E of Vineyard
W of Balcom
Update per VCFD PIO:
Mandatory evacuations within box
Per IC 750 acres.
IC just put in a large aircraft order for tomorrow 6 LATs, 1VLAT, 4 heavies and 2 type 2 copters for now.
2 miles from Hwy 18, active push per AA.
Priorities for the early up aircraft tomorrow is for fixed wing to address the heel prior to wind transition
Updated size is 750 acres and expanding. Fires will impact agricultural properties with houses on them. Structure protection groups established. Moderate winds from the east pushing the fire west.
IC just advised 4000 acres!! Confirmed by 2 IFR aircraft
4000 acres per aerial mapping
AA giving 7,400 acres to IC
8730 acres burned so far. Cal Fire IMT 1 activated.