The blaze, dubbed the Canyon Fire, was first reported at approximately 3 acres near orchards in the 4500 block of Balcom Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. It was first reported shortly before 3 a.m. and grew to about 5 acres within an hour.
Twenty-five fire units and a water-dropping helicopter helped fight the flames, which were just 15 miles southwest of Fillmore, where the massive and deadly Thomas Fire is burning.
By 4:30 a.m., Ventura County fire officials said the fire was surrounded, and they expected to have the blaze contained within two hours.
SR-118 OPEN between Moorpark & Somis (SR-34). Balcom Canyon Road=delays. Fire now reported at less 5 acres. @VCFD & @VCAirUnit on scene. No local evacuations at this time. @VCPublicWorks @CaltransDist7 @VENTURASHERIFF @MoorparkSheriff pic.twitter.com/hpB1wWN47q— CHP Moorpark (@CHPMoorpark) December 15, 2017
The flames appeared to be out before 6 a.m.
No evacuation orders were in place and no structures were threatened, officials said.
The cause of the Canyon Fire was under investigation.