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Brush Fire Burns 90+ Acres In Ventura County; No Structures Threatened

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The Wendy Fire burning Thursday night near Newbury Park

Firefighters are hoping to get full control Friday of a brush fire which caused a scare in Ventura County, sending up huge flames visible from hundreds of nearby homes.

It’s called the Wendy Fire, and it started just after 7 Thursday night on the south side of the Conejo Valley.

The 90 plus acre blaze burned in the hills south of Newbury Park.  No homes were threatened, but rugged terrain made it hard for firefighters to reach  it.

At times, huge flames were visible.

Ventura County firefighters used night flying helicopters, bulldozers, and hand crews.  The wind cooperated, dropping to less than 20 miles an hour in the area for most of Thursday evening.

By 11 p.m., firefighters stopped the spread of the blaze.  They had 25% containment.  Firefighters are hoping to get full containment of the blaze Friday.   There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.