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Southern California Edison admits Easy Fire in Simi Valley may have been started by power line

"Extreme" Santa Ana Winds Spark New Wildfires In Southern California
"Extreme" Santa Ana Winds Spark New Wildfires In Southern California
"Extreme" Santa Ana Winds Spark New Wildfires In Southern California
"Extreme" Santa Ana Winds Spark New Wildfires In Southern California
"Extreme" Santa Ana Winds Spark New Wildfires In Southern California
"Extreme" Santa Ana Winds Spark New Wildfires In Southern California
Posted at 9:45 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 12:45:55-04

Southern California Edison admits that the Easy Fire in Simi Valley may have been caused by their equipment. KTLA is reporting that SoCal Edison "Edison notified state regulators that its equipment may have been involved." The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

So far the Easy Fire has burned over 1,700 acres and is only 10 percent contained. Evacuations orders remain in effect for portions of Simi Valley.

The Easy Fire is one of 11 wildfires currently burning in California. The other fires include:

Hill Fire: Riverside County
Size: 300 acres
Containment: 15%

Getty Fire: Los Angeles
Size: 745 acres
Containment: 39%

Kincade Fire: Sonoma County
Size: 76,825 acres
Containment: 45%

Palisades Fire: Los Angeles
Size: 42 acres
Containment: 75%

Taboose Fire: Inyo National Forest
Size: 10,296 acres
Containment: 75%

Old Water Fire: San Bernardino County
Size:145 acres
Containment: 85%

Caples Fire: El Dorado National Forest
Size: 3,435 acres
Containment: 90%

Burris Fire: Mendocino County
Size: 703 acres
Containment: 90%

Saddle Ridge Fire: Los Angeles County
Size: 8,799 acres
Containment: 97%
About 100,000 people were evacuated

Tick Fire: Santa Clarita
Size: 4,615 acres
Containment: 98%
More than 100,000 people were evacuated