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Firefighters Working On Full Containment Of Ventura County Brush Fire; Highway 33 Closure Lifted

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(Ventura County Fire Department photo)
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An air tanker makes a drop in the Vista brush fire northwest of Ventura

Firefighters are continuing their efforts to fully contain a brush fire in Ventura County.

The acreage burned by the Vista Fire northwest of Ventura has been downsized to just under 90 acres, as a result of more precise mapping. No structures were damaged by the blaze, which was discovered just before 3 p.m. Tuesday in the hills near Foster Park.

Some 200 firefighters aided by aircraft stopped the growth of the fire Tuesday night, and were able to get 50% containment. After some on again, off again closures of Highway 33 between Ventura and Ojai, it is now completely open as of 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.  There could be some short closures during the day due to firefighting efforts

There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.