MOORPARK (CBSLA.com) — Fire crews on Sunday said they had fully contained a brush fire that broke out Saturday afternoon near the 118 Freeway in Moorpark.
The Ventura County Fire Department responded to the fire, near the corner of the 118 Freeway and Princeton Ave., shortly after 2 p.m.READ MORE: Vehicle Crashes Into Restaurant Killing One, Injuring Five
The fire was first reported at six acres at around 2:30 p.m. Shortly before 3 p.m., authorities said the fire had grown to 40-50 acres, stoked by strong winds.
Aerial fire crews were dropping water and flame retardant on the blaze at around 3 p.m.
The Fire Department said structures were threatened.
By 4 p.m., fire crews told CBS2’s Greg Mills the threat was abated.
The wind died down and aided firefighters.
Earlier, some residents acknowledged they were a little concerned that the fire appeared to be nearing.READ MORE: 3 Found Dead In Balboa Island Home
“We realized it was too close for comfort and we started packing bags,” said Adam Markland.
A nearby mobile home park was threatened briefly.
Some residents there said they were used to being in the danger zone.
Monica Steele told Mills this was the fifth time her family has dealt with fires coming too close.
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