Ventura County


Find out information about current wildfires and active emergencies. 

Fire Resources


Ventura County Alert

Visit VC Alert for notifications such as power outages, fires, and evacuations.

Cal Fire Incidents Page

Active fires, road closures & evacuations.

Cal Fire’s Daily Incident Report

Summary of containment progress across the state.

CA Depart. of Transportation Quick Map

Dangerous road conditions & closures.

AirNow’s Fire and Smoke Map

View the air quality in your area.


Cal Fire maintains this website to help you prepare for future wildfires including information on wildfire preparation, affordable home hardening, evacuation preparation, and what to expect after returning home.  

Pre-Evacuation Checklist 

The California Department of Insurance has provided a pre-evacuation checklist to help you avoid losing critical information in the event of an emergency.

California Fire Safe Council

The California Fire Safe Council helps create, operate and support local fire safe councils, community-led organizations that mobilize residents to protect their homes from catastrophic wildfire. Find your local fire safe council or start one by visiting their website. 

Red Cross Preparation

The Red Cross has recommendations on its website about how to prepare for emergencies such as fire or power outages.

FEMA Wildfire Preparedness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency also has recommendations for how to stay safe and prepare for wildlife threats.

Sustainable Defensible Space

The Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, along with other state and local partners, maintains a website to help communities in the southern California Wild Urban Interface (WUI) increase wildfire resilience by providing localized resources on home hardening, defensible space landscaping, and fire risk assessments.

Medical Baseline

If you are a medically vulnerable utility customer, you may eligible for a Medical Baseline Allowance with SoCal Edison which can provide assistance and financial relief during Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) and any other de-energization event. Questions can be directed to


Pages below will help you explore available resources as you recovery from a fire. 



Wildfire Resource Page

CA Department of Insurance recommendations for wildfire victim claims.

Disaster Assistance

Federal financial & rental assistance following a declared emergency.

Wildfire Recovery Page

Cal OES debris removal, housing assistance, & other state services.

Ventura County Debris Removal

Application info for the removal of ash, debris, and other fire damage.

United Policyholders

Non-profit agency that helps insurance policyholders navigate the claims process.