MALIBU—As of November 21 at 6:11 p.m., CAL FIRE reported that the Woolsey Fire was at 100 percent containment. A total of 96,949 acres were burned as a result of the fire and 1500 structures were destroyed and 341 structures were damaged. The fire lasted a total of 15 days after it started on November 8.
The County of Los Angeles created a resource guide to help streamline the recovery process for affected residents and businesses. Disaster Assistance Centers are located at the Malibu Courthouse in Malibu and the Hilton Foundation Building in Agoura Hills.
The resource guide contains pages that range from information on air quality and debris removal to business recovery and federal aid. Residents and business owners who sustained damage from the Woolsey Fire can begin to apply for FEMA aid.
The Los Angeles Chargers organization has been raising funds for the American Red Cross Wildlife Relief efforts to assist those impacted by the Woolsey Fire. On November 25, the Chargers honored the local heroes of the Woolsey Fire. Jess Phoenix, a volcanologist, was honored during the third quarter for her efforts to save several horses during the fire and bringing them to safety.
Phoenix is a part of the Southern California Equine Emergency Evacuation. The group is made up of 13,000 dedicated members who are able to provide space or trailers to animals who need to be saved during a crisis. Phoenix used her rescue training and risked her life to rescue stranded horses. She first began in the city of Agoura Hills and then moved west to Hidden Valley, an equestrian community located in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Repopulation has begun in most regions. Properties can be checked to see if the specific location is still in the evacuation zone or is being repopulated. A CAL FIRE map is continually being updated for residents to check.