California Woosley Fire

“At least 200,000 people have been evacuated as the Woolsey fire continues to burn in Southern California. The Woolsey fire was sparked south of Simi Valley on Thursday afternoon and has continued to spread ever since. The blaze is just one of many raging in California right now, where at least 25 people have been killed by the flaming infernos,” according to

The Woosley fire started in Ventura County in Southern California; it got its name because of the spot it originated. It was reported in the area of Woosley Canyon Road between Bang and Black Canyon Roads.”They usually try (to name fires after) the street that it’s on or something major in the city you can relate to,” said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Joey Marron.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation, CAL FIRE is still deciding if was caused by human activity or natural means. Low humidity with dry conditions and strong winds helped the fire to grow as fast as it did. The main components of how the fire grew so fast is 60 mph winds and dried vegetation,” according to

As of now, the fire has spread 141,000 acres, has a cost no less than 81 million dollars in damage, and at least 63 deaths in California.