Firefighters aren’t saying yet when they think we’ll see containment of a brush fire outside of Fillmore which has gutted at least one home, and heavily damaged a second.
The blaze started at around 4:45 Monday afternoon, on the 1400 block of Goodenough Road, just north of the City of Fillmore.
Firefighters say what they believe started as a structure fire spread to brush, and some vehicles, and eventually a second home.
They had to contend with strong wind, in the 30-35 mile an hour range. It created big problems, blowing hot embers which rapidly spread the fire during its first two hours. The fire has been estimated to be about 50 acres.
There were some evacuations, in the area of Morris Road, and Hunter Lane. The American Red Cross set up a shelter for those who are displaced at the Fillmore Veterans Memorial Building, at 511 Second Street in Fillmore.
No injuries have been reported.