Woolsey victim is leading the charge for better fire safety

Group launches initiative to protect homes from blazes


INFERNO—A home on the corner of Churchwood Drive and Kellwood Court in Oak Park is destroyed by the Woolsey fire on Nov. 9, 2018. The Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council educates residents about wildfire safety. Acorn file photoIn 2018, Elaine Himelfarb saw her home go up in flames as the Woolsey fire tore through Ventura and Los Angeles counties, burning over 1,600 buildings and nearly 100,000 acres.
Now, as executive director of the nonprofit Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council, she’s working to...

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