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Brush Fire in Ventura County Briefly Threatens Structures

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(Ventura County Fire Department photo)
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An air tanker helps stop the spread of a brush fire in Ventura County Sunday afternoon. The fire is in the hills west of Fillmore.

Firefighters quickly got the upper hand on a brush fire which briefly threatened some structures in Ventura County.

The fire was discovered just after noon Sunday off of South Mountain Road. 

It's a rural area west of Fillmore.  The blaze grew to  more than 50 acres.

Ventura County firefighters aided by helicopters and air takers were able to stop the spread of the blaze in about an hour.  There's no word on what started the fire. 

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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