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Brushfire Near Ventura Park Now Completely Contained

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:48pm

Ventura County firefighters say a brush fire near Ventura’s Arroyo Verde Park is now fully contained.

The nearly 40 acre fire began around 4:30 yesterday afternoon, putting up a huge plume of smoke, and burning into an avocado orchard. No homes were threatened.

At its peak, more than a hundred firefighters battled the blaze, with the help of aircraft. There’s no word yet on what started the fire. Arroyo Verde Park was closed to the public as a result of the firefighting activities.

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