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Firefighters Say They Are Making Progress Battling Brush Fire In Ventura County

(Southern California Edison fire)
A fire burning north of Lake Casitas has burned about 150 acres of brush, and forced a handful of evacuations

Blaze north of Lake Casitas at around 150 acres; No homes damaged

Ventura County firefighters say are making progress towards stopping a brush fire burning in a hilly, sparsely populated area north of Lake Casitas.

The blaze started just before 4 p.m. Monday afternoon, and is burning off of Highway 150 near Casitas Pass Road. As of 6 p.m., it's charred about 150 acres of land.

Firefighters say they are protecting several ranch-style homes in the area, but no structures have been reported damaged. A handful of evacuations were ordered.

Highway 150 has been closed at the Santa Barbara County line to eastbound traffic except for local residents who can provide identification.

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.