SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Fire crews on Wednesday evening battled a fast-moving brush fire in Simi Valley.
The fire was first reported at around 5:30 p.m. in an isolated hillside area near the Wood Ranch neighborhood of Simi Valley.READ MORE: Vehicle Crashes Into Restaurant Killing One, Injuring Five
The fire began spreading quickly and was reported to have scorched 40 acres at 7 p.m. The fire was 50 percent contained at 7:30 p.m.
Warm and dry weather created difficult firefighting conditions.READ MORE: 3 Found Dead In Balboa Island Home
One-hundred firefighters were on the seen at 7 p.m. and three firefighting helicopters were making water drops.
By 9 p.m., firefighters said they had stopped forward progress on the fire.
No homes or structures were threatened, firefighters said.MORE NEWS: Drenching Rain Forces Alisal Fire Burn Area Residents In Santa Barbara County To Evacuate
Firefighters were planning to remain at the scene throughout the night.