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Containment Up To 90% On Brush Fire In Ventura County

Ventura County firefighters were quickly able to get the upper hand on a wind-whipped brush fire near Highway 23 in Thousand Oaks Thursday night. It briefly threatened some homes.

Ventura County firefighters hope to have full containment Friday of a brush fire which at one point threatened some homes in eastern Ventura County.  The blaze broke out just before 5 p.m. Thursday in a canyon area between Highway 23 and Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks.

Strong wind quickly blew the blaze out of control.  The fire threatened some homes adjacent to the canyon, and some voluntary evacuation orders were issued.  No homes were impacted by the flames,  but a car in the area was damaged.

Firefighters aided by water dropping helicopters and bulldozers were able to stop the spread of the blaze by around 6:30 p.m.  They were on scene all night doing mopup work, and by Friday morning containment was up to 90%.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.