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Brush fire off 101 Freeway contained; traffic jammed

Firefighters Friday afternoon contained a fast-moving brush fire that for a time stymied traffic on the 101 Freeway near the Conejo Grade.

More than 75 Ventura County firefighters aided by air support contained the blaze off the 101 near Wendy Drive to 27 acres.

"The fire is believed to have been caused by a vehicle exhaust," the Ventura County Fire Department said in a statement. "There have been no injuries and no structures damaged or destroyed."

Traffic was affected on both sides of the freeway as flames came close to lanes of traffic, officials said.

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