Camarillo brush fire 80% contained
A brush fire burning in Camarillo was 80% contained Wednesday and was expected to be extinguished by 6 p.m., an official said.
Seventy firefighters were battling the blaze Wednesday morning after it had burned 68 acres, said Bill Nash, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department.
"Today is a day of damage assessment and mop-up work," Nash said.
All roads in the area were open, and repair crews from Southern California Edison were working to restore power on Ocean View Drive after a burned transformer caused an outage, Nash said.
The fire broke out shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday at a homeless encampment near North Loop Drive, Nash said.
Investigators had not determined whether the blaze was intentionally set.
-- Kate Linthicum
Photo: Firefighter Jeff Witt hoses down smoldering brush as the Ventura County Fire Department works to get a line around a brush fire that threatened the Camarillo Heights neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times