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Firefighters have upper hand on hard to reach brush fire in Ventura County

Ventura County Fire Department
Ventura County firefighters used helicopters to help battle a blaze in rugged terrain on the Conejo Grade Monday morning.

Blaze south of Highway 101 on Conejo Grade between Camarillo and Newbury Park: no homes threatened.

Ventura County firefighters are mopping up a small, but highly visible brush fire off of Highway 101 near Camarillo.

The two to three acre blaze is south of Highway 101, on the Conejo Grade. It was spotted just before 5 a.m. Monday. No homes were threatened, but the rugged terrain made it tough to fight.

Firefighters relied on helicopters to make the initial attack because of the remoteness of the blaze. They stopped the spread of the fire at around 7:45 a.m.

There are no strong winds, but the heat could make it tough for ground crews brought in to help with mop up efforts.

There's no word on the cause of the fire.

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.