Pictured: Helicopter dropping water on Lime Fire near Lake Piru on Wednesday June 10. Photo by @RC_Fire Photo

by Kimberly Rivers

The most recent report will be at the top of the page. 

8:00 a.m. Friday, June 12:  898 acres. 30% containment. 200 firefighters continue to build and improve containment line around the fire. Evacuation warning remains in effect.


8:44 a.m. Thursday, June 11: 450 acres and 20% containment. No estimate on when full containment will be reached. 250 fire fighting personnel are on the fire lines working to build and strengthen fire lines around perimeter of the fire. 

Acres/Tamaño: 450
Contención:  20%
Fecha esperada de contención total: Desconocido
Personal total: 250


8:20 a.m. Thursday, June 11 – Update expected soon, as of 7 a.m. VCFD reporting 450 acres, 20% containment and two major injuries occurred last night. Fact sheet expected at 8 a.m. has not yet been released.


11:30 p.m. Lastest report from about 40 mins ago: 

Size : 400 acres
Containment : 30%
Expected Containment: Unknown
Total Personnel on Fire : 125
 
Current Situation:
Firefighters are battling a brush fire that is spreading towards Lake Piru. It has decreased in intensity as wind speeds and temps have gone down. Evacuations are in place at Piru Campground. As resources are released from the Elizabeth fire, they are being deployed to the Piru fire
 
Evacuations: “Evacuation Warning” for Piru Campground, Piru Canyon from Piru Lake to Orchard Road
 
Road Closures: Piru Canyon Road
 
Cooperating Agencies: Ventura County Sheriff, CHP, Ventura County Animal Control, Oxnard City Fire, Ventura City Fire, California OES, United States Forest Service


8:31 p.m. Update evacuation map: 

6:40 p.m. 25 structures threatened. All of Piru Canyon Rd, from Orchard St. is under mandatory evacuation. 77 fire fighters are on the lines. 

6:03 p.m. Mandatory evacuation area announced. Currently at 200 acres with expected to reach 1000 acres. Moving east toward Lake Piru. 

LIME FIRE: 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 10 – Mandatory Evacuation Area.


5:33 p.m. – Hard road closure of Piru Canyon Road from Orchard St. north up canyon.


At about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, a brush fire north west of Lake Piru was reported. Estimated to be about eight to ten acres. Crews determining what type of air craft to order. Rapidly spreading, “spotting” in front of the fire line. 

Mountainous terrain surrounding Lake Piru. Photo by Todd Burke.

Three copters ordered. Difficult access to fire line. A road is between the fire and trailer structures. 

10 engines requested. Staging is at Rancho Temescal. 

EVACUATION OF PIRU CANYON CAMPGROUND/Lake Piru ordered at 5 p.m.