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Brush Fire Chars More than 20 Acres Of Land In Ventura County

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(Ventura County Fire Department photo)
A brush fire charred more than 20 acres of land near Simi Valley Sunday.

Ventura County firefighters are mopping up the fire in the eastern part of the county.

The blaze was discovered just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, in the foothills on the northern side of Simi Valley near Cottonwood Drive.

No homes were damaged, and no evacuations were ordered. But, the blaze put up a huge plume of smoke. Because of the rugged terrain in the area, aircraft played a key role in efforts to contain the blaze.

Firefighters were able to get the upper hand on the fire in about two hours. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.