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Strong wind conditions are raising the wildfire potential for parts of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties for the next few days.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for Ventura and Los Angeles County mountains from 4 p.m. Thursday through 4 p.m. Friday.

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A brush fire has burned more that 25 acres of land in a Ventura County riverbed, sending up a plume of smoke visible for miles.

The fire was reported at about 11:45 Monday morning, in the Santa Clara Riverbed southwest of Santa Paula.  Ventura County firefighters have been trying to keep the blaze contained to the riverbed area.  An evacuation warning was issued for the Shell Road and Todd Road areas.  There are only a handful of homes in the agricultural area, but there are some industrial businesses.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

A brush fire burned about 20 acres of land in the Santa Ynez Valley, but no strutures were damaged.

The fire started at about one p.m. Saturday in the Ballard Canyon area.  Some nearby buildings were threatened.  Santa Barbara County firefighters aided by air tankers and helicopters got the upper hand on the blaze in a little over an hour.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo by Mike Eliason)

Fire investigators say the improper operation of a lawn mower led to a weekend brush fire on the Central Coast which threatened some buildings.

The Saturday afternoon blaze in Los Alamos burned about six acres of brush, and forced the evacuation of a motel.  Santa Barbara County firefighters aided by helicopters controlled the fire in about an hour.

We could see some potentially dangerous wildfire conditions in Santa Barbara County for the next day.

There’s a Red Flag Warning in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 9 Thursday morning for Santa Barbara County’s mountains.

A brush fire has charred more than a thousand acres of land in a remote part of Ventura County. The Holser Fire is burning outside of Piru. An evacuation order has been issued for the Piru Canyon Road area. The flames are moving east, away from Piru and towards Los Angeles County.

A brush fire has burned about 800 acres of land in a remote area of eastern Ventura County.

What’s being called the Holser Fire is burning outside of Piru.  An evacuation order has been issued for the Piru Canyon Road area.  The flames are moving east, towards Los Angeles County.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Firefighters now have the upper hand on a brush fire near the Ventura-Los Angeles County which closed some lanes of Highway 118.

The 20 acre Peak Fire in the Rocky Peak area was reported just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. It sent up a huge plume of smoke over the San Fernando Valley.  No homes were threatened.

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A brush fire charred more than 100 acres of land in eastern Santa Barbara County before being stopped Monday night.

The blaze was discovered at around 7 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 166 and Highway 33 east of Cuyama.  No structures were threatened.

Firefighters were able to stop the spread of the fire in about an hour, after it had grown to 130 acres.  They ended up not using all of the air tankers which had been initially ordered for the blaze.  There's no word on its cause.

(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

Firefighters hope to have 100% containment Tuesday night of a brush fire which at one point prompted evacuation orders for area residents.  The Drum Fire began Sunday afternoon in the hills west of Buellton.  The nearly 700 acre fire burned north of Highway 246, near Drum Canyon Road.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo by Mike Eliason)

Containment is now up to 60% on a Central Coast brush fire which had one point prompted evacuation orders for area residents.  The Drum Fire began just before one Sunday afternoon in the hills west of Buellton.  The 600 acre fire is burning north of Highway 246, near Drum Canyon Road.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

Santa Barbara County firefighters have fully contained a brush fire in the Santa Ynez Valley which at one point prompted an evacuation order for some Valley residents.

The blaze was discovered just after 3 p.m. Saturday near Baseline Avenue and View Drive.  That's a hilly area northeast of the intersection of Highways 154 and 246.  Some ranches and homes in the area received evacuation orders.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

Firefighters are getting the upper hand on a brush fire on San Marcos Pass in Santa Barbara County which closed Highway 154. The blaze is in the area of Highway 154 and West Camino Cielo. It was reported just after 4:30 Monday afternoon, and was visible from Santa Barbara. It was at one point reported to be 15 acres, but was later downgraded to around five.

(Photo by Steve Gregory)

Train service has resumed after being shut down Thursday afternoon in the area around Mariposa Reina on the Gaviota coastline.

A brush fire had broken out at around 1:30 p.m., and Santa Barbara County officials sent six fire engines and a helicopter to the area to combat the blaze.

(Photo by Steve Gregory)

Santa Barbara County firefighters have contained a small brush fire on the Gaviota coastline. The five acre plus blaze was discovered at around 1:30 Thursday afternoon, just east of Gaviota State Beach, and was visible to thousands of passing motorists.

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