By CBSLA Staff

THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA) – A suspect was taken into custody in connection with a possible arson-sparked brush fire which erupted near the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks early Wednesday morning.

June 16, 2021. (CBSLA)

The fire was reported at 3:18 a.m. on the southbound side of the 101 Freeway near Rancho Road onramp, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

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Ventura County Fire Department crews responded and got the blaze under control. No structures were ever threatened. A male suspect was taken into custody on suspicion of arson, the sheriff’s office told CBSLA.

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He was not immediately identified.

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Firefighters were expected to remain on scene to mop up and monitor for hot spots.