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Brush Fire In Los Padres National Forest; Burning in Isolated Area Of Ventura County

(LPNF Photo)
A brush fire is burning in the Los Padres National Forest northwest of Ojai.

A brush fire is burning in Ventura County, in a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest.

The fire started Sunday afternoon in the mountains northwest of Ojai, near the Lockwood Valley area.

More than 100 acres of brush burned by early Sunday evening, but no structures were reported to be threatened.

Firefighters aided by air tankers have been fighting the fire, which put up a huge plume of smoke visible for miles.

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.