Firefighters have upper hand on wildfire burning in Los Padres National Forest
Blaze in Ventura County, northeast of Ojai held to around 85 acres.
Firefighters say they have 80% containment of a wildfire burning in the Los Padres National Forest, in Ventura County.
The 85 acre blaze broke out Saturday afternoon in Rose Valley, a remote area about 20 miles northeast of Ojai. It put up a huge plume of smoke visible in parts of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Firefighters used air tankers and helicopters Saturday afternoon and evening to help stop the spread of the blaze.
No structures were reported to be directly threatened, but the fire forced the closure of the Bear Creek Campground. U.S. Forest Service officials say they are hoping to reopen it by this coming weekend. There's no word on the fire's cause.