OJAI (CBSLA.com) — A brush fire spread to 100 acres near Ojai in Ventura County on Sunday afternoon.
Ventura County Firefighters responded to the fire, near the 22000 block of Maricopa Highway in the Los Padres National Forest, around 1:15 p.m.READ MORE: Omicron Variant Outbreak Reported In Berkeley Among People Already Vaccinated; Cases ‘Mildly Symptomatic’
Just before 3 p.m., the fire had burned 50 to 75-acres, but had spread to about 100 acres by 3:30 p.m.
The fire is burning about eight miles north of Ojai.
Gordon Spencer, reporting in Sky2, said the fire is being battled by CalFire and Ventura County Fire departments.READ MORE: CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive Kicks Off For 2021
He said there are at least ten tankers fighting the blaze.
The fire is burning in an eastward direction and Spencer reported there are no homes or structures in line of the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, authorities said.
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