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Brush Fire Forcing Evacuations In Eastern Ventura County

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A brush fire is burning in eastern Ventura County, between Simi Valley and Moorpark. The blaze is near Tierra Rejada Road, south of Highway 118.

What’s being called the Easy Fire started at around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.  As of 7 a.m., it had burned about 15 acres of land.

There are evacuations taking place around the Tierra Rejada Road area. At this point, Highway 118 and Highway 23 remain open. The fire is near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, but it is not considered to be immediately threatened.

The fire is burning in the hills, and not in nearby neighborhoods.

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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