Sharp Fire fully contained in Simi Valley

A fire broke out in Simi Valley Wednesday, forcing evacuations for some residents for hours, according to officials. 

The Sharp Fire broke out just before 2 p.m. Wednesday off of Sharp Road, near Ditch Road, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

By Thursday evening, Cal Fire reported that the fire had been 100% contained, after it had burned more than 130 acres.

One firefighter was transported to a local hospital with a heat-related injury, VCFD reported.

Evacuations were issued north of Ditch and Walnut between Sycamore and Tapo Canyon for hours before residents were eventually allowed to return. Approximately 60 homes were affected, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

At the time of the evacuation order, a temporary evacuation point was open at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center located at 5005 E. Los Angeles Avenue.


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The Sharp Fire was the second fire to break out in Simi Valley Wednesday. The Sequoia Fire has been contained.

The fires come as Simi Valley and many parts of Southern California are under Excessive Heat Warnings through the 4th of July Weekend and into next week.