VENTURA (CBSLA) – Firefighters were battling a small brush fire which broke out amid swirling Santa Ana wind gusts in Ventura Tuesday morning.
The Olivas Fire erupted near Olivas Park Drive and Victoria Avenue sometime before 10 a.m., according to the Ventura County Fire Department, near the Bueneventura Golf Course.READ MORE: Beverly Hills On High Alert Ahead Of Derek Chauvin Verdict In Death Of George Floyd
The fire was between 3 and 4 acres in size, but appeared to be confined to the Santa Clara River bottom, the fire department tweeted. Crews had established containment lines around the fire and were working to extinguish any hot spots.READ MORE: NASA Helicopter Lifts Off On Mars, Makes History With First Ever Flight On Another Planet
Firefighters were expected to remain on scene for several hours, the fire department reported.
There was no immediate word of any threat to structures.MORE NEWS: 14 Rescued After Boat Sinks Off Newport Harbor
A red flag warning is in effect through at least 10 p.m. Tuesday due to Santa Ana winds which could reach speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. Thousands of Southern California Edison customers are without power.