NEAR LAKE PIRU (CBSLA) — Fire crews Monday were battling a wildfire near Lake Piru that quickly burned about 100 acres.
As of 11 p.m., the Holser Fire had burned about 1,200 acres.
Piru Canyon Road, which was previously closed, had been reopened. According to the Ventura County Fire Department, the blaze was not expected to make any major runs through the night as temperatures dropped.
#HolserFire; Fire is now 1,200 plus acres. The temps have dropped which is adiding in direct line construction and backfiring operations. The fire is not predicted to make any major runs through the night. @VCFD @LACoFDPIO @LosPadresNF @CAL_FIRE @VCAirUnit pic.twitter.com/JgmBwD9tcI
— VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) August 18, 2020
An evacuation warning remained in effect for Piru Canyon Road north to Lake Piru, south to Highway 126, east to the Los Angeles County line and west to Piru Canyon Road as the blaze threatened structures on Lechler and Santo Felicia roads.
According to VCFD, the blaze spread from a vehicle that had caught fire near a patch of brush near Lake Piru on Holser Canyon Road at about 2:27 p.m.
The fire was said to be moving to the east in light, flashy fuels and was being pushed by a steady 5 mph wind with a potential to grow to 100 acres. Fire crews from the Los Angeles County Fire Department were assisting.
Two firefighters sustained minor injuries and a civilian was evaluated at the scene and released.