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Brush fire burning off 101 Freeway in Ventura County

Firefighters on the ground and in the air were battling a blaze Friday afternoon in the Conejo Grade off the 101 Freeway in Ventura County, officials said.

On the third day of a heat wave, officials said the fire was moving uphill and had burned at least five acres.

According to the Ventura County Fire Department's Facebook page, 75 firefighters were on scene and two air tankers had been requested.

Photos from drivers on the 101 show smoke and flames just off the freeway near Wendy Drive.

Brush fire burning off 101 Freeway in Ventura County

Firefighters on the ground and in the air were battling a blaze Friday afternoon in the Conejo Grade off the 101 Freeway in Ventura County, officials said.

Storified by LA Times - LA NOW · Fri, Aug 10 2012 13:05:45

@LANow brushfire! http://pic.twitter.com/pHJK8mtSIzzy Brown
See Ventura County Fire working the fire in Camarillo on the Conejo Grade @ Ventura 101 Freeway South. http://pic.twitter.com/V7nHswhJRoz Romero
Fire across the freeway from my office!!! Careful driving, the 101 South is stopped between Camarillo and Ne http://instagr.am/p/OKL8YsJa2P/Jessica Thompson
Fire on the 101 heading north to Ventura. http://pic.twitter.com/RLojGdpMErin
@DavidBegnaud breaking news: brush fire southbound 101 on the conjeo grade in Thousand Oaks. http://pic.twitter.com/wgavvzGvMichael Thombs

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