Southern California fire destroys two homes

A wind-driven wildfire in rural Ventura County, California burned 170 acres and at least two homes Monday evening 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles. It began as a mobile home fire and quickly spread uphill into the vegetation requiring the evacuation of about 84 homes, affecting some 200 people. Just after midnight Tuesday morning the residents were allowed back into their homes after 400 firefighters from Ventura County, L.A. County, Santa Barbara, Santa Paula and Fillmore slowed the spread of the fire which. By 6 a.m. Tuesday it was 80 percent contained.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.