Camarillo brushfire fed by Santa Ana winds threatens structures

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Firefighters in Ventura County were coping with strong winds as they battled a brush fire Sunday night that was threatening buildings.

The blaze broke out about 8:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of Avenida De Aprisa in Camarillo, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

By 8:40 p.m., the two-alarm fire had spread to 3 acres and threatened structures in the area, fire officials said.


Ventura County along with Los Angeles County have been under a fire weather watch since 6 p.m. Sunday as Santa Ana conditions brought gusts between 40 and 70 mph, the National Weather Service said.

At the Camarillo blaze, firefighters reported winds between 20 and 30 mph.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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