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Firefighters Making Progress With Two Brush Fires In Ventura County; No Homes Threatened

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Firefighters are making progress with two brush fires in Ventura County Thursday night. This is the Lime Fire near Lake Piru.

Firefighters are close to full containment of one brush fire in Ventura County, and are making progress with a second.

The Elizabeth Fire has burned about 275 acres of brush in the hills between Ventura, and Santa Paula.  Containment is now up to 90%. No homes have been threatened.  There’s no word yet on what started the fire, which began Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, firefighters are also dealing with a second major blaze in the county.  The Lime Fire started Wednesday afternoon near Like Piru, forcing the evacuation of its campground.   The blaze stands at 898 acres burned, with 20% containment.   

The fire actually hasn’t grown much, but firefighters were able to do a more complete job of mapping its perimeter.