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Full Containment Expected Today For Brushfire Near Ventura-Los Angeles County Line

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 12:35am

Firefighters battling a brushfire in a rugged, remote area of Ventura County, near the Ventura-Los Angeles County line say they expect to have the 80 acre blaze contained today.

The blaze was first reported at around 8:30 Sunday morning, off of Highway 126 near the Newhall Ranch area. Firefighters aided by helicopters, and an airplane have been fighting the fire, which at one point was estimated to be 100 acres, but has now been downsized to about 80 acres. In addition to Ventura, and Los Angeles County firefighters, state, and City of Santa Paula firefighters are involved in the efforts to contain the blaze. The fire was 95% contained as of sunset last night

No structures were in danger. Firefighters had to contend with the heat, and rugged terrain. One Ventura County firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

There’s no word on what sparked the fire.

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