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Fire evacuations ordered in Moorpark [Updated]

September 22, 2009 |  2:52 pm


Ventura County authorities have ordered evacuations in the following areas because of the Moorpark-Fillmore fire:
  • Meridian Hills tract west to Balcom Canyon, including the Moorpark Country Club, and south of Broadway Road (mandatory);
  • East of Grimes Canyon, north of Broadway Road to Happy Camp Canyon (mandatory);
  • West of Grimes Canyon in the Bardsdale Avenue area (voluntary), and;
  • [Update, 5:15 p.m.: Communities along Guiberson Road south of the Santa Clara River (mandatory).]
  • In addition, the California Highway Patrol has closed Highway 23 from Fillmore to High Street in Moorpark.

-- Ruben Vives in Ventura County and Andrew Blankstein