Easy fire: Evacuations, shelters, school and road closures in Simi Valley area

The Easy fire erupted shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday near Easy Street and Madera Road in Simi Valley and quickly began burning out of control toward the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

By midmorning Thursday, the blaze had charred over 1,700 acres and was 10% contained.


Evacuation orders have been lifted for most of the 26,000 residents asked to leave their homes in parts of Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks.


The Ventura County Emergency Operations Center has posted online a map of mandatory and voluntary evacuation zones.

School closures

Due to concerns over air quality, wildfires and power outages, closures remain in effect for the following:

  • ACCESS School
  • Dwire School
  • Gateway Community School
  • James Foster School
  • La Mariposa School
  • Las Colinas Middle School
  • Phoenix Airport
  • Phoenix Los Nogales
  • Pleasant Valley Early Childhood Center
  • Ritchen Preschool
  • Sunkist School
  • Triggs School
  • Triton Academy
  • Williams Preschool
  • Career Education Center locations in Camarillo and Moorpark
  • Briggs School District
  • Conejo Valley Unified School District
  • Fillmore Unified School District
  • Hueneme Elementary School District
  • Las Virgenes Unified School District
  • Mesa Union School District
  • Moorpark Unified School District
  • Mupu School District
  • Oak Park Unified School District
  • Ocean View School District
  • Oxnard School District (K-8)
  • Oxnard Union High School District
  • Pleasant Valley School District
  • Rio School District
  • Santa Clara Elementary School District
  • Santa Paula Unified School District
  • Simi Valley Unified School District
  • Somis School District
  • ACE (Camarillo)
  • Bridges (Thousand Oaks)
  • CAPE (Camarillo)
  • Ivy Tech (Moorpark)
  • MATES (Thousand Oaks)
  • River Oaks Academy Resource Centers (Oxnard & Westlake Village)
  • University Preparation (Camarillo)
  • Vista Real Charter High, Simi Center
  • Moorpark College
  • California Lutheran University
  • California State University Channel Islands

The only Ventura County Office of Education schools scheduled to be open Thursday were Ojai TEAMS and Providence School.


  • Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road
  • Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave.

Large-animal shelters

  • Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura (limited capacity)

Small-animal shelters

  • Camarillo Adoption Center, 600 Aviation Drive in Camarillo

Road closures

  • Tierra Rejada Road between the 23 Freeway and Madera Road

N95 smoke mask distribution centers

  • Los Robles Regional Medical Center, 215 W. Janss Road
  • Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road
  • Camarillo Healthcare District, 3639 Las Posas Road
  • North Oxnard Public Health, 2240 E. Gonzales Road
  • South Oxnard Public Health, 2500 S. C St.

Times staff writer Alejandra Reyes-Velarde contributed to this report.


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