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Guiberson Fire Grows to 16,100 Acres with 40% Containment
The Guiberson Fire, which broke out Tuesday morning in the Santa Clara River Valley, continues to grow amid red flag weather conditions with the eastern flank flaring up this afternoon near Moorpark College. It's burned through 16,100 acres--that's about 25 square miles--and is 40 percent contained. Full containment is expected by Saturday.
The blaze began on Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. near Fillmore and quickly moved into the Santa Susana Mountains towards Moorpark, prompting evacuations and school and road closures.
No homes have been damaged, but two outbuildings have been destroyed. About two of the 864 firefighters on the fireline have suffered minor injuries.
A second evacuation center will open at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Paula Community Center (530 W. Main St., Santa Paula, CA, 93060; 805-933-4272). Another opened yesterday in Thousand Oaks.