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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.