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Firefighters Get Upper Hand On Two Brush Fires Off Of Highway 101 In Ventura County

(Photo Courtesy NBC4)
The Perkin Fire burned about 50 acres of brush off of Highway 101 in Ventura County before it was contained. No structures wer damaged.

They created a stunning site for thousands of motorists on the South Coast, but firefighters were able to stop two brush fires off of Highway 101 in Ventura County before they could cause any damage.

The first fire started just after 4:30 Tuesday night off of Highway 101 near the border between Oxnard and Ventura.  

The Perkin fire charged about 50 acres of land in the Santa Clara Riverbed, sending up flames and a huge plume of smoke visible for miles.  No structures were damaged. 

The second fire, called the Main Incident, started just before 5:30 near the Highway 101-Highway 33 interchange in Ventura.  It burned about ten acres of brush.  Again, no structures were damaged.  There’s no word on the cause of the fires.

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.