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Firefighters get upper hand on Santa Paula fire; 45 acres burned

A wind-whipped brush fire has burned about 45 acres of an agricultural area near Santa Paula. (ABC7 viewer R. Eric King)

December 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A brush fire continues to burn through an agricultural area near Foothill and Aliso Canyon roads in Santa Paula.

Authorities say the fire, which broke out around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, is now 50 percent contained.

It's believed to have started in a grove of avocado trees, but the cause is still unknown.

The blaze has burned about 45 acres, but firefighters made significant progress overnight, as the wind died down and temperatures dropped.

No structures were affected and no injuries have been reported.