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Amid Red Flag Weather, Fire Breaks Out in Ventura County [Updated]

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A brush fire burning in eastern Ventura County is being blown by winds in a southwesterly direction from the Fillmore and Piru areas towards Moorpark. The blaze began south of the 126 Highway in the Santa Clara River Valley, burning an estimated 30 to 50 acres, according to KNX1070 [Update: The fire reportedly began near E. Guiberson Rd. and Calumet Canyon Road]. Nothing is immediately threatened, but a golf course has been evacuated. Sparks are reportedly being blown up to one-mile away from the fire, starting up new fires. Temperatures in Fillmore are currently 102 with 4% humidity and winds blowing 31 miles per hour (gusts are up to 54 mph).

[UDPATE, 12:15 p.m.: Ranches in the Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park are under evacuation orders, according to KNX1070.]

All Guiberson Fire coverage, including the latest, can be followed under the guibersonfire tag.