10-Acre Lilac Fire 80 Percent Contained In Simi Valley
SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — A small brush fire burning in Santa Susana Pass was 80 percent contained Thursday, the Ventura County Fire Department said.
The eight to 10-acre Lilac Fire out shortly after 10:24 p.m. Wednesday in the Box Canyon area, parallel to the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley.
It is fueled by low humidity, high winds and dry brush. A wind advisory and a Red Flag Warning were in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday.
“Some areas are shielded from the wind and could pose a threat should the fire burn back into a position where the wind will push it once again,” officials said.
No structures are threatened and officials have not issued evacuations to local residents. The conditions, however, were extreme enough to prompt Ventura County Fire officials to call back off-duty personnel.
More than 300 personnel were on scene from the Ventura and Los Angeles county fire departments, the Los Angeles Fire Department, Simi Valley police, the California Highway Patrol and the Ventura and Los Angeles county sheriff departments.
The following road closures were lifted as of 9 a.m.: Santa Susana Road at Box Canyon, the east and westbound exits of Rocky Peak off Highway 118 and Lilac Lane.
Residents in the Lilac Lane area were advised to shelter in place.
No injuries have been reported.
Full containment of the fire is expected by 6 p.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.