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Sesnon Fire Spreads to Simi Valley, Now 13,285 Acres

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The Sesnon Fire that began in Porter Ranch yesterday morning has spread to Simi Valley totalling 13,285 acres and prompting mandatory evacuations. Mandatory evacuations are in effect for Tapo Canyon north of Lost Canyon, Box Canyon, Lake Manor, Lilac Lane, Santa Susanna Pass Road from the Ventura County line to Box Canyon Road, and Woolsey Canyon, according to the Ventura County Fire Department as of 5:04 p.m. Voluntary evacuations are in Bell Canyon.

Officials in Ventura County are using reverse 9-1-1 to help inform residents of emergencies via phone and are recommending some residents to "shelter in place," which includes staying indoors, closing all windows, duct taping and using wet rags to air leaks around doors and windows and watch/listen to news reports for further information.

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Both the Ventura County Fire Department and the City of Simi Valley are updating their pages frequently has the fire progresses (keep on hitting refresh).