Firefighters, helicopter battle Ventura County brush fire
No structures were immediately threatened, but about 100 firefighters on the ground were working to protect avocado orchards from being overrun by flames, the Ventura County Fire Department said.
Ground crews were being aided by one water-dropping helicopter, but commanders had requested another chopper, three tanker planes and two hand crews, fire officials said.
No injuries were reported in the blaze, which prompted authorities to shut down the park. A cause had not been determined.
— Robert J. Lopez