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VENTURA COUNTY ROUNDUP | Camarillo

15 Acres Burned Near Conejo Grade

August 10, 2000|HOLLY J. WOLCOTT

A fire scorched 15 acres on a rocky hillside overlooking the Conejo Grade on Wednesday afternoon, blanketing the heavily traveled Ventura Freeway with ash.

The blaze began about 2 p.m. on Conejo Mountain at the end of Pancho Road, about half a mile from Camarillo Springs Mobile Home Park. No homes were threatened during the two-hour fire, authorities said.

Fire officials considered using air tankers to fight the flames, which spread fast because of dry conditions and 10 mph winds, said Joe Luna, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department. But officials decided against the planes after firefighters on the ground gained control of the fire with the help of two water-dropping helicopters.

At the fire's peak, more than 60 firefighters battled the blaze.

The cause is under investigation.

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