Ventura Auto Transport Services Hazardous Due to New Fire
A new, deadly fire has sprung up in southern California, threatening Ventura auto transport services – and much of Ventura County. The fire has grown exceptionally quickly, from 500 acres to over 70 square miles in 18 hours. The Thomas Fire began late last night and spread rapidly, consuming everything in its path. Thousands have been evacuated.
Spread by Santa Ana winds, the Thomas fire began just 50 miles west-northwest of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the most popular auto shipping location on the west coast. Firefighters are working on the blaze, but containment is proving difficult.
How Ventura auto transport services might be affected
Wildfires are a major force to be reckoned with, and auto shippers know this all too well. We’ve covered wildfires in the past, notably the Cascade Locks fires earlier this year. Car transporters will try to avoid areas that are engulfed in flames – wouldn’t you?
But the problem with the Thomas fire is its location – it’s just fifty miles outside of Los Angeles with almost no containment. Considering that Los Angeles sees the most car shipping traffic of any city in the western U.S., this is a real problem. Carriers will likely still travel through Los Angeles in the meantime, but some may be hesitant.
It’s not surprising. Wildfires cause route closures and general chaos, which is something carriers want to avoid. And while Ventura auto transport services may not be all that popular, it’s still a major part of the L.A. area. Disruption of services to Ventura can easily lead to a disruption of services to other parts of the metro area as well.
What to do about upcoming Ventura auto transport services
Until the fire is more contained, there’s not much you can do. Carriers are going to decide whether or not they want to risk going to Ventura County. Some may decide it’s not worth it. For carriers that are already en route to Ventura County, chances are alternative locations for pickup and delivery will be required.
There’s not a lot that anyone can do when it comes to wildfires. Unless you’re a firefighter working to contain the blaze, the rest of us can only wait. Make sure to keep in contact with your car transportation company and your agent, as they’ll be able to keep you appraised on the situation in the area.
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