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Los Padres National Forest brush fire holding steady at 30 acres

September 3, 2012 |  6:54 pm

The brush fire in Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County has burned about 30 acres but stopped growing at mid-afternoon, a spokesman said Monday night.

Firefighters have not fully contained the blaze but the flames do not seem to be spreading, said Andrew Madsen, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. Fire crews will remain for a few days to extinguish all the hot spots and make sure the flames don’t flare up, he said.

The fire was burning near the Boy Scout Camp Road in the Lockwood Valley area in the Mt. Pinos Ranger District, the U.S. Forest Service said.

Two air tankers, a water-dropping helicopter and number of fire engines and hand crews from the Forest Service and Kern County Fire Department responded to the fire.

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