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Fire Which Burned Close To Hundreds Of Homes In Ventura County Now 100% Contained

The "Country" Fire burning in Westlake Village Thursday afternoon. It burned 28 acres of land before being contained, but no homes were damaged.

No homes destroyed or damaged

Firefighters say a wildfire which burned dangerously close to hundreds of homes in Ventura County is now completely contained.

What was called the “Country” Fire burned through a canyon in Westlake Village next to hundreds of townhomes. It started at about 3:30 Thursday afternoon, sending a huge plume of some over the Via Colinas neighborhood, and prompting Ventura County to issue evacuation orders.

But, more than 200 Ventura and Los Angeles County firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers kept the flames away from homes. They got the upper hand on the blaze in about two hours, and it was declared 100% contained Friday afternoon.

No homes were destroyed or damaged. Two minor injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.