VENTURA (AP) — Ventura County fire officials say residents and 10 horses have been evacuated from a ranch where a hillside collapsed, causing a landslide.

Fire Chief Dan Preston told the Ventura County Star that the hillside, about 200 yards long and 100 yards deep, started sliding about 6:30 a.m. on Friday. No injuries were reported.

As a precaution, authorities evacuated 53 other horses from neighboring ranches.

Preston says no cause for the earth movement was determined, but a geologist was requested to make a study.

He says small landslides in the area are not uncommon.

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