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Simi Valley, Menifee brush fires char dozens of acres

Ventura County firefighters were battling a brush fire Friday night in a hilly area on the south side of Simi Valley.

Between 10 and 20 acres of light brush near the intersection of Fitzgerald Road and Sequoia Avenue had been burned by 8 p.m., according to a Ventura County Fire Department dispatcher.

Thirty-eight firefighters and several hand crews were attempting to encircle the blaze, which was reported at 5:57 p.m., the dispatcher said. No homes were being threatened by the fire, which was being pushed by light winds, she said.

The fire was the second brush-fueled blaze Friday in Southern California.

A 20-acre fire that broke out about 1 p.m. in the Menifee area of Riverside County was fully contained by 2:30 p.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

No structures were damaged by the blaze at Holland Road and Southshore Drive, a mostly flat farming area.

About 50 firefighters were aided by an air tanker and a water-dropping helicopter, authorities said.

-- Bob Pool

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Remember there was a fire yesterday? This one was in the Rocky Peak area? My guess is this person, if it is arson, and they are connected, will target every area of Simi. They broke out one day within eachother, exactly around 24 hours too! My guess, is sometime soon, there will be another fire on the other end of Simi.


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