Firefighters Have 100% Containment Of One Brush Fire In Ventura County, Close On Second
Ventura County firefighters reached 100% containment of a brush fire in the Conejo Valley Saturday which caused a scare in the Conejo Valley earlier in the week.
The Wendy Fire broke out in the hills of Newbury Park Thursday night. The fire started just after 7 p.m., spreading rapidly. But, firefighters aided by water dropping helicopters and bulldozers stopped the growth of the roughly 90 acre blaze by around 11 that night. No homes were threatened.
There's still no word on the cause of the fire.
Meanwhile, firefighters are mopping up the 200 acrea Olivas Fire, which has been burning in the Santa Clara River bed off of Highway 101 near Victoria Avenue, in the Ventura area. The blaze began early Friday morning, and at one point sent smoke billowing across Highway 101 during the morning commute.
As of Saturday night, it was close to full containment but some firefighters are going to be patrolling for hot spots into Sunday. No structurs were damaged.