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Firefighters Update Acreage Of Now Fully Controlled Brushfire In Ventura County

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2011 11:30am


Ventura County firefighters now say a brush fire between Santa Paula, and Ventura burned more land than first thought.

They’re now saying that the fire which started at around 1:30 yesterday, in the area of Foothill Road, and Aliso Canyon Road charred more than 45 acres of land.

No homes were threatened, with the fire burning in a rural area of the county, around some orchards.  But, strong, and gust wind conditions had firefighters concerned that the blaze might grow quickly.

At its peak, more than 100 firefighters from a half dozen departments, aided by two helicopters fought the fire.  Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Bill Nash says the fire was fully controlled by midnight, but firefighters were on the scene overnight mopping up hot spots.  Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze.


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