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Brush Fire Causes Scare In Ventura County

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(Ventura County Fire Department Air Unit)
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Brush fire burns near Ojai Sunday afternoon. It was stopped at less than three acres

Ventura County firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a brush fire which caused a brief scare in a neighborhood.

The blaze was discovered just before three p.m. Sunday near the 500 block of Del Oro Drive in Ojai. Wind pushed the fire through a barranca and into some trees and wood piles.

Firefighters quickly stopped the spread of the blaze in about 90 minutes, and had it completely knocked down by 6:30. No structures were damaged.

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.