5000 residents evacuated from Calabasas due to Forest Fire

Posted by on Sunday, June 5, 2016

Los Angeles Sheriff Deputies are in the process of evacuating Calabasas residents and pets as a forest fire threatens homes.

The police agency has deployed 35 deputies from several sheriff’s stations to assist.

Currently 3,000 homes are in danger and 5,000 residents are evacuated. The majority of the evacuations were mandatory as others voluntarily evacuated to safety.

Affected residents are asked to seek shelter at Agoura High School. Small pets and animals can board at Agoura Animal Care Center.

The fire originated at approximately 4:15 p.m. when Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a pickup truck that had struck a power pole in the 2300 block of Mulholland Highway in the city of Calabasas.

Witnesses reported that the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed before colliding into a power pole, causing the pole to fall and a transformer to explode, thus igniting the Calabasas fire.

The Team

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