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A brand new fire erupted along a Southern California highway near the Los Angeles and Ventura county line on Monday.
The blaze, dubbed the “Rocky Fire” by state authorities, started in Santa Susana Pass, near Rocky Peak and the 118 freeway.
Officials - Evacuation - Box - Canyon - Lake
Officials have ordered an immediate evacuation of the Box Canyon and Lake Manor areas, according to Fox 10. Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told reporters the freeway has been closed between Topanga Canyon and Yosemite while firefighters move quickly to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
The latest blaze comes after some of the thousands of people who fled Southern California’s huge wildfire were being allowed to return home, and traffic was flowing Monday on the major highway through the area after a closure of several days.
Repopulation - Neighborhoods - Reopening - US - West
Repopulation of some neighborhoods and the reopening of U.S. 101 west of Los Angeles began late Sunday, marking positive developments even though forecasts called for continuing critical fire weather conditions.
Mandatory evacuations remained in effect in many other areas. however, including the entire cities of Malibu and Calabasas.
Woolsey - Fire - Miles - Percent - Containment
The Woolsey fire grew to more than 143 square miles with 20 percent containment as of Monday morning.
The estimate of destroyed structures was...
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