Topanga Town Council

Woolsey Fire & the Importance of Being Prepared

Topanga Survival Guide

Ready, Set, GO!

Please note, there are TWO Fires: the Hill Fire and the Woolsey Fire.

As of November 8, 5:59 PM -

The Hill Fire is 8-10,000 acres and moving towards the Channel Islands. This fire has jumped the 101 freeway in the Newbury Park area.

Woolsey Fire:
Voluntary evacuations in effect for Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Westlake Village. Mandatory evacuations in Bell Canyon.

**Pierce College is open and available for large animal evacuations.

** The Woolsey Fire is now at 800 acres with 0% containment. Heading towards Ahmanson/Agoura. Several structures burned in Bell Canyon. This fire is of concern to Topanga, but at this time, does not pose an immediate threat. The Los Angeles County Fire Department is watching it closely. This is a fast and unpredictable fire. LACoFD wants all Topangans to be ready in the event that residents have to evacuate.

While Topanga is not currently under direct threat, high winds and unpredictability could change conditions at any time. Topangans should start to prepare for possible voluntary evacuation and consider large animal evacuation prior to any voluntary evacuation notice.

Due to Topanga's limited ingress and egress, evacuations can pose a challenge. Now is the time to be thinking about whether your evacuation plans are in order.

To prepare yourself for a potential evacuation, refer to your Topanga Survival Guide (or visit

In the event evacuation orders are given to Topanga, refer to these emergency information sources:

TCEP Hotline: (310) 455-3000

OneTopanga's Emergency Twitter Feeds Page:

Text the word EVACUATION to 888777 to subscribe to LA County Fire Dept alerts. Alerts only sent during major wildfire incidents. Normal text rates apply.