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Firefighters Mopping Up Brush Fire Which Created Big Backups On Highway 101

A brush fire created a scare for the Calabasas area Monday morning, and jammed traffic on Highway 101 in and out of the Conejo Valley.

The Oak Fire started at around 9 a.m. on the southbound side of the 101, near the Las Virgenes interchange.  It put up a huge plume of smoke visible to commuters.

Los Angeles and Ventura County firefighters stopped the blaze at around ten acres burned, and by 10:30 a.m. were in mopup mode.  No homes were damaged.  There's no word yet on the cause of the fire.