Westwood hearth in Simi Valley breaks out; no orders to evacuate

A brush hearth burning in a hilly space on the northern fringe of Simi Valley has grown to about 25 acres, however no evacuation orders have been issued, officers mentioned late Sunday afternoon.

A Ventura County hearth official mentioned “two helicopters and two tankers” together with a number of hearth engines have been dispatched to combat the Westwood hearth, which is burning within the hills north of Cottonwood Drive.

A video taken in a close-by neighborhood posted on social media confirmed thick clouds of smoke rising behind properties as sirens blared within the distance.

“Spooky,” a lady says within the video, which was posted on Twitter. “Thank God it’s not windy.”

In different posts, the smoke appeared to subside, and observers famous that the blaze was apparently underneath management.

Officers mentioned the “firefighters are making progress” and that the comb hearth didn’t but threaten any “constructions and demanding infrastructure.”

Hearth officers requested that members of the general public keep away from the world.

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