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