3 SoCal Brush Fires Under Control Today
Three brush fires that broke out in each of three SoCal counties yesterday called for aggressive tactics by responding fire personnel, but are under control today. Here's a look at the latest on the fires:
- Camarillo Hills, Ventura Co.: 80% contained as of 10:40 a.m., this blaze broke out in the afternoon and created a massive plumes of smoke that were visible for miles away. Ultimately scorching 68 acres, the fire led to voluntary evacuation orders and flames leaping close to homes, though no structures were damaged. A cause has not been attributed, however "a preliminary investigation indicates the fire started at a homeless encampment."