Wednesday morning saw a massive fire breaking out in the Simi Valley and Moorpark, damaging thousands of homes and causing substantial evacuations, including the Presidential Library of Ronald Reagan. The Easy-Fire erupted within the first hour to at least 200 acres, brought on by the intense danger signs and heavy Santa Ana winds that started to blow after 6 a.m., in the Madera Road and Freeway 118 area. The fire burnt along the corridor of Tierra Rejada Street.
Ventura County Fire Capt. Dan Arnold stated that they have all their teams present at the moment, and the workers of the engine companies that are going to be down from Tierra Rejada will also join them. The mandatory evacuation of the area bounded by the 118 Freeway to the north has been arranged, with Madera Road to the south, Madera Road to the east as well, and 23 Freeway to the west. Some houses have an immediate effect that requires immediate structural protection. Hence, the immediate evacuation of the residents is necessary.
The roads that are used for evacuation are Algonkin, Siskin, Jerimiah, Mandan, and Stargaze. At 07:45 a.m., the Reagan library, the nation’s most extensive presidential library, was vacated with immediate action. Arnold said, they see to it that all are evacuated including structures that are located below and nearby. The 23 Freeway connecting Avenida de Los Arboles and the Los Angeles Ave was shut down with immediate effect. All the schools were closed on Wednesday, and the Moorpark College and the Simi Valley Unified School District canceled all of their courses. At Tierra Rejada, the Moorpark Road was closed, and Santa Rosa at the Moorpark Road was closed down as well. Tierra Rejada Road has 190 blocks. All the residents belonging in that block should stay in a secured place before adequate safety notice gets issued. Thousand Oaks Community Center also set up an evacuation center for the people in need.