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Camarillo Heights brush fire fully contained

The Ventura County Fire Dept. responded to a 2-alarm brush fire in Camarillo Tuesday afternoon.

July 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A brush fire in Camarillo Heights was fully contained on Wednesday.

The fire started on Tuesday at about 3:15 p.m. and burned uphill through steep canyons and right up to backyards.

Authorities credit good brush clearance and aggressive firefighting tactics with helping crews get the upper hand.

The fire burned 68 acres of brush and was fully contained Wednesday afternoon.l

At the height of the blaze, officials issued voluntary evacuation warnings as four helicopters and air tankers attacked the flames.

A preliminary investigation indicated the fire started at a homeless encampment.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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