A few closures remain as fires flicker out

Disaster aidFire victims can apply for federal, state and local assistance at the following locations:

Los Angeles County

• Castaic Regional Sports Complex, 31230 N. Castaic Road, Castaic 91384
• Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265
• Santa Clarita Sports Complex Activity Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350

The centers will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

Orange County

• One Stop Center, 125 Technology Drive West, Suite 200, Irvine 92618. The center will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

San Bernardino County

• Orange Show Fairgrounds, Dome Building, 689 South E St., San Bernardino 92408. The center will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

San Diego County

• Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center, 18448 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego 92127. The center will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.
• Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon 92109

The following centers will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today:

• Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook 92028
• Ramona Community School, 1710 Montecito Road, Ramona 92065

For federal assistance, contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency at (800) 621-3362 or www.fema.gov/


Residents returning to their homes after the fires are urged to use caution when cleaning ash and debris.

Fire debris may include sharp edges, nails or other objects capable of causing injuries. When going through fire debris, wear sturdy shoes, long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Leather work gloves and eye protection are also recommended.

Fire ash may be irritating to the eyes and skin. If the ash is inhaled, it can be irritating to the nose and throat and may cause coughing.

Exposure to ash in the air could trigger asthmatic attacks in people who have asthma. In order to avoid possible health problems, the following precautions are recommended:

• If ash gets on your skin, wash it off as soon as possible.
• Avoid getting ash into the air as much as possible. Do not use leaf blowers or take other actions that will put ash into the air.
• Wear eye protection, such as goggles.
• A dust mask can significantly reduce, but not eliminate, the amount of particles inhaled. A mask rated N-95 or P-100 will be more effective than simpler dust or surgical masks in blocking particles from ash.
• People with heart or lung disease should consult their physicians before using a mask during post-fire cleanup.
• Gentle sweeping of indoor and outdoor hard surfaces followed by wet mopping is the best procedure in most cases.
• If you have a vegetable garden or fruit trees, wash the fruit or vegetables thoroughly before eating them.

For additional information, go to the Orange County Health Care Agency's website

Warning about spoiled food:

Power was off in many areas long enough for food to spoil. Since power was restored, items have had time to refreeze. Officials warn that these food items are a potential health hazard.

The latest general conditions throughout Southern California:

Los Angeles CountyRoad closures:

• Glendora Mountain Road from Big Dalton Road to East Fork
• Vasquez Canyon Road from 1,000 feet east of Bouquet Canyon Road to Sierra Highway
• Vasquez Canyon Road from Bouquet Canyon Road to 1,000 feet east of Bouquet Canyon Road

For more information, check www.lacounty.info

Orange County Road closures:

• All of Live Oak Canyon Road
• Northbound Plano Trabuco Road north of Robinson Ranch Road
• Santiago Canyon Road south of the 241 toll road to Live Oak Canyon Road
• All of Trabuco Canyon Road

Mandatory evacuations:

• Canyon areas off Santiago Canyon Road between Silverado Canyon Road and Live Oak Canyon Road, including the Santiago Estates area and Jackson Ranch Road
• Areas along Live Oak Canyon Road through the Trabuco Canyon area, including O'Neill Regional Park to Trabuco Creek Road

For the latest information about when these areas will reopen to residents, check www.ocfa.org

Evacuation center:

• El Modena High School, 3920 Spring St., Orange

Schools information:

• The following school districts or colleges plan to resume classes today: Irvine Unified School District, Capistrano Unified School District, Santiago Canyon College and South Orange County Community College District
• The Saddleback Valley Unified School District will reopen to staff today and to students Tuesday.
• Silverado Elementary will remain closed today.

San Bernardino CountyMost but not all San Bernardino Mountain communities affected by the wildfires reopened to residents Sunday. Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for most of Lake Arrowhead and the communities of Twin Peaks, Rim Forest, Blue Jay, Agua Fria, Deer Lodge Park, Sky Forest and Cedar Glen. Reentry passes will not be required. However, a mandatory evacuation order remains in effect for areas of Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, Arrow Bear and Green Valley Lake that suffered extensive damage.

Road closures:

• California 330 from Highland to Running Springs
• California 18 from Kuffel Canyon to Big Bear Dam
• Some local roads in fire-damaged areas of Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, Arrow Bear and Green Valley Lake are closed to traffic.
• California 18 and 138 have reopened where mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted.

For more information, check www.caltrans8.info

Evacuation centers:

• National Orange Show Fairgrounds, 689 South E St., San Bernardino
• Victorville Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St., Victorville

Schools information:

• Rim of the World Unified School District will remain closed through Nov. 2.
• San Bernardino City Unified School District, Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, San Bernardino Valley College and Cal State San Bernardino plan to resume classes today.

Information on damaged homes :

For Lake Arrowhead and Green Valley Lake, go to: www.sbassessor.org

San Diego CountyRoad closures:

Some roads in fire zones remain closed. For more information, check www.sdcdpw.org

Information on damaged homes:

For the city of San Diego, go to: www.sandiego.gov

For unincorporated parts of San Diego County, go to: www.sdcountyemergency.com

Mandatory evacuations:

• Palomar Mountain
• La Jolla and Pauma Indian reservations

Evacuation centers:

Shelters remain open throughout the county. For a list, check www.sdcountyemergency.com

Schools information:

• The San Diego Unified School District plans to reopen for students Tuesday. All school district staff should report to work today.
• Classes resume today at UC San Diego, San Diego State, Cal State San Marcos and Southwestern College.

Ventura CountyRoad closures:

• C Street between Old Telegraph Road and Meadowlark Drive in Fillmore to accommodate firefighting equipment

• For more information, check www.fire.countyofventura .org

National forestsAll four national forests in Southern California -- Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino -- remain closed to the public until the extreme fire conditions subside.

The closures apply to all national forest recreational facilities, roads and hiking trails. Violators are subject to fines, arrest or both.

Some county roads and state highways, including Angeles Crest Highway, will remain open to traffic. But drivers are urged to use extreme caution and be aware of fire activity in the area. Individuals or organizations with special-use permits for sanctioned activities are exempt from the order.

In the San Bernardino National Forest, access is still allowed to the Serrano Campground, Alpine Pedal Path and Juniper Point parking area. Visitors must remain vigilant and obey fire restrictions, including no smoking and no wood or charcoal fires anywhere in the forest.

For more information about the forests, contact the following fire information centers:

• Angeles National Forest: (626) 821-6700
• Cleveland National Forest: (619) 590-3160
• Los Padres National Forest: (805) 961-5770
• San Bernardino National Forest: (909) 383-5688

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