Firefighters respond to quick-moving brush fire near Agoura Hills

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- Nearly 200 firefighters were battling a quick-moving brush fire that erupted Friday afternoon and burned 12 acres in the arid hillsides near Agoura Hills.

The so-called Vista fire began shortly before 2:30 p.m. about one mile south of the 101 Freeway at Cheseboro Road, prompting a mutual-aid response from multiple fire agencies.

No injuries were reported, and no structures were immediately threatened. However, the rising smoke was visible from a nearby residential cul-de-sac where several fire engines were staging.

After 4 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department said the blaze was 50% contained.

The cause of the fire is unknown. The forecasted high temperature in the area on Friday was 79 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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