#PeakFire Breaks Out Along 118 Freeway in Santa Susana Pass

*Update Peak fire is now 100% contained and evacuations have been lifted.

 

A new brush fire has popped up along the 118 Freeway in the Santa Susana Pass Monday, officials said. The blaze has forced officials to close the eastbound lanes of the 118 Freeway at Topenga Canyon. The Peak Fire, as it was initially named, has so far burned 105 acres, but forward progress of the fire has been stopped according to an update from the Los Angeles County Fire. 

The areas of of Box Canyon and Lake Manor, Unincorporated Los Angeles. South of the 118 Freeway. Fast moving have been placed under an immediate evacuation order. 

The fire is located just outside the Woolsey Fire zone. 

The fire is heading uphill off the 118 Freeway near Rocky Peak Road, authorities said. 

Simi Valley Police said Los Angeles Avenue from eastbound from Rory Lane to Kuehner Drive has also been shut down. Kuehner Drive from the Santa Susana Pass to the 118 Freeway is also closed, officials said. 

Motorists are being urged to use the 126 Freeway or the 101 Freeway as an alternate route. 

"We do expect some threat to structures in the area of Corriganville and Smith Road," said Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen. "That's probably our fire with the most potential right now."

 
 


Firefighters from both Los Angeles and Ventura counties are currently working on the blaze with several aerial units on scene dropping water. 


 

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