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(Ventura County Fire Department Air Unit)

Ventura County firefighters are mopping up a brush fire outside of Simi Valley.

What's called the Yosemite Fire was discovered just after one p.m. Tuesday, in the hills north of Highway 118.  No structures were threatened. The fire burned about 60 acres of land.

With the help of helicopters and air tankers, firefighters had the upper hand on the 60 acre blaze by around 3 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Mary Clark lives in a quiet neighborhood on the south side of Thousand Oaks. The view on Hillsborough Street is spectacular, with the homes literally built in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. But, Clark says this time of year the mountains can also be frightening, because the dense vegetation creates the potential for dangerous brush fires.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Fire investigators are trying to pinpoint the cause of a brush fire near the Ventura-Los Angeles County line which at one point closed Highway 118.

The fire was discovered at about five Sunday night, on West Susana Pass Road in the Chatsworth area. The fire was in Los Angeles County, but because it was near the border with Ventura County, LA County and LA City firefighters responded. Aircraft were called in to help.

Firefighters are battling a 700 acre plus brush fire which is burning out of control in a remote area of Santa Barbara County.

What’s known as the Front Fire is burning in the Los Padres National Forest northwest of Santa Maria.

The fire started at around 1:30 Sunday afternoon in the Rock Front Ranch area.

Drivers could feel the heat from a vegetation fire that grew quickly next to Highway 101 near Milpas Street at about 7:30 p.m Thursday.

Firefighters say that the flames were burning hot and fast when they pulled up to a site full of brush and known for homeless encampments.

Fire investigators say a vehicle accidently triggered a brush fire near Lake Casitas in Ventura County Sunday.

The fire started at around 2 p.m., putting up a large plume of smoke.  It was in a rural area north of the lake.  No structures were threatened.  Helicopters and air tankers helped stop the spread of the blaze. 

Firefighters had the upper hand on the 15 acre blaze by 5 p.m., and by six it was 60% contained.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Firefighters are mopping up a brush fire off of Highway 118, near the Ventura-Los Angeles County line.

The three acre plus blaze broke just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near Rocky Peak Road.

Ventura, Los Angeles City, and Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the scene, which is in very rugged terrain.  It turned out the fire was in LA County, but firefighters from all three agencies are involved in the fire.

No structures were damaged.  Firefighters aided by helicopters had the upper hand on the blaze in less than an hour.  There’s no word on a cause.

Photo by Santa Barbara County Fire Department

Santa Barbara County firefighters are getting close to fully containing a brush fire on the Central Coast. The 110-acre Windmill Fire near Buellton is now 80% contained.

Photo by Santa Barbara County Fire Department

Firefighters in Santa Barbara County are getting a handle on a brush fire on the Central Coast.

The 110-acre Windmill Fire west of Buellton near Highway 246 is now 40% contained.

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

Santa Barbara County firefighters are getting the upper hand on a 110 acre brush fire in the central part of the county.

The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. Friday on the 1000 block of Highway 246, west of Buellton. The blaze is burning in light grass. No structures are reported to be in immediate danger.

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

Santa Barbara County firefighters now say they have 20% containment of a 100 acre brush fire in the central part of the county.

The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. Friday on the 1000 block of Highway 246, west of Buellton. The blaze is burning in light grass. No structures are reported to be in immediate danger, but residents of the Bobcat Springs area have been alerted of the potential for problems should the fire continue to grow.

A brush fire has burned more than 30 acres of brush in central Santa Barbara County Friday afternoon.

The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. on the 1000 block of Highway 246, west of Buellton.  The blaze is burning in light grass, and no structures are reported to be in immediate danger.

However, residents of the Bobcat Springs area have been alerted of the potential for problems should the fire continue to grow.  Firefighters are using aircraft in their efforts to contain the blaze.  There's no word on the cause yet.

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

Firefighters say they are making major progress in efforts to stop a 150 acre brush fire in Santa Barbara County that closed a section of Highway 1.

The Cruces Fire broke out just before noon Wednesday off of Highway 1, about three miles northwest of the 101-1 intersection.

A few ranches on the 7200 block of Highway 1 were evacuated as a precaution, but no other homes are reported to be directly threatened.

(Photo by Dave Zaniboni, Santa Barbara County Fire department)

A brush fire in Santa Barbara County has burned more than 150 acres of land, and has closed a section of Highway 1.

What's being called the Cruces Fire broke out just before noon off of Highway 1, about three miles northwest of the 101-1 intersection.

It's in a rugged, sparsely populated area.  A few ranches on the 7200 block of Highway 1 were evacuated as a precaution, but no other homes are reported to be directly threatened.

More than 150 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers are fighting the fire.

A brush fire in Santa Barbara County has forced the closure of Highway 1.

What’s being called the Cruces Fire was reported just before noon Wednesday near Highway 1 about three miles northwest of the Highway 1-Highway 101 interchange.

No structures were reported to be immediately threatened.

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