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Ventura County"s "Easy" Brush Fire Which Once Forced Thousands Of Evacuations Now 80% Contained


On Tuesday night, it was a brushfire which had forced 30,000 people from their homes in eastern Ventura County.

All evacuation orders were lifted Thursday.  Friday, what was called the “Easy” fire is 80% contained. Two homes were lost in the 1900 acre fire in the Simi Valley area.

Mopup efforts are so complete that less than a dozen firefighters are still on patrol for hot spots.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  However, Southern California Edison officials notified state reglators that they had a malfunction with some of their equipment near Simi Valley's East Street, where the fire is believed to have started.