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Major Emergency Brush Fire Off 118 Fwy Near Rocky Peak Road

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A brush fire that broke out this afternoon on the side of the 118 Freeway near Rocky Peak Road [map] has now been designated a major emergency brush fire, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The blaze began over 5 acres on the north side of the freeway, and with Ventura County Fire responding initially, now over 100 LAFD personnel are on scene and en route. The fire is moving northward, though there have been no injuries and no structures are threatened.