Wind-driven brush fire burns 50 acres in Ventura

VENTURA, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters worked on a fast-moving brush fire Thursday that erupted near the west side of Highway 33 in Ventura.

The blaze broke out near Casitas Vista Road and N. Ventura Avenue around 2:30 p.m., authorities said. It grew from one-quarter of an acre to 50 due to strong winds and has not been contained.


Air tankers were requested and structures in the area were threatened, authorities said. But by 5 p.m., authorities said the winds moved south, pushing the flames away from the buildings.

No further information was immediately available.
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