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Firefighters Knock Down Brush Fire Off Of Highway 101 Near Calabasas

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A Thursday afternoon brush fire burned about five acres of land off of Highway 101 near Calabasas

Blaze disrupts traffic in area

A brush fire burned about five acres of rugged hillside land off of Highway 101 before it was stopped Thursday afternoon.

It was reported on the north side of the 101 near Las Virgenes Road just before 2 p.m. No homes were threatened, but firefighting efforts disrupted traffic in the area.

Firefighters were able to get the upper hand on the blaze in about 45 minutes. There's no word on the cause of the fire.

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.