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Busy Day For South Coast Firefighters, With Three Brush Fires; No Homes Damaged

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo by Mike Eliason)
Santa Barbara County firefighters battle a 5+ acre brush fire in the More Mesa area Friday. No homes were damaged

It’s been a busy Friday for firefighters on the South Coast. Ventura County firefighters have 30% containment of the Lime Brush Fire. It’s a nearly 900 acre blaze burning near Lake Piru. The fire started Wednesday afternoon, and forced the evacuation of a campground at the lake. No structures have been damaged.

Firefighters have fully contained another Ventura County blaze. The Elizabeth Fire also started on Wednesday, and burned 289 acres of brush between Ventura and Santa Paula. No structures were damaged.

And, Santa Barbara County firefighters knocked down a fire Friday in the More Mesa area.  The fire briefly threatened some homes, but it was stopped before it could cause damage. It burned more than five acres of brush.

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.