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Ventura County Brush Fire Now Fully Contained

(U.S. Forest Service photo)
A brush fire north of Lake Casitas charred 188 acres of land. No structures were lost.

No homes lost in blaze north of Lake Casitas

A brush fire which charred more than 180 acres of land in Ventura County, and forced a handful of evacuations is now fully contained.

The Casitas Fire broke out just before 4 p.m. Monday north of Lake Casitas, near Highway 150.

Several small ranch homes in the area were threatened, but firefighters were able to protect them. No houses were lost.

The fire was 100% contained Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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.