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Ventura County Brushfire Burns 60 Acres, Is 70% Contained

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:08am

Firefighters are hoping to get full containment by noon today of a 60 acre brushfire which caused a scare in Ventura.

No homes are in danger from the blaze, which is burning near Arroyo Verde Park. The fire began around 4:30, and burned into an avocado orchard. It put up a huge plume of smoke. The fire is now 70% contained.

At its peak, more than a hundred firefighters battled the blaze, with the help of helicopters. 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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