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Firefighters Get Upper Hand On Brush Fire Burning Near Ventura-Los Angeles County Line

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)
Firefighters battle brush fire off of Highway 118 in the San Fernando Valley, near the Ventura-LA County line

Firefighters now have the upper hand on a brush fire near the Ventura-Los Angeles County which closed some lanes of Highway 118.

The 20 acre Peak Fire in the Rocky Peak area was reported just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. It sent up a huge plume of smoke over the San Fernando Valley.  No homes were threatened.

More than 100 firefighters from Ventura and Los Angeles Counties aided by helicopters have been fighting the fire.  The blaze is in Los Angeles County, but because it was so close to the county line both fire agencies responded.

Two firefighters were taken to a hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion.

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. 
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