30-Acre Brush Fire Burning Off 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks
Ventura County firefighters are battling a brush fire that is burning in Thousand Oaks off the 101 Freeway Monday afternoon, officials said.
The blaze broke out off the heavily traveled freeway near Rancho Road, Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Mike Lindbery tweeted shortly before 11:45 a.m.
The fire had scorched an estimated 30 acres, Lindbery said shortly after noon. The fire was burning in grass and brush, and was not immediately threatening any structures, according to the captain.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department and Cal Fire were also at the scene.
Approximately 125 firefighters have been sent to the scene to the battle the two-alarm blaze, according to Lindbery.
No evacuations have been ordered. Conejo Ridge Road has been closed at Skyline Drive and Willow Lane as crews work to extinguish the fire.
Forward progress on the fire was stopped by 12:45 p.m., but Lindbery said he expected that firefighters would remain on scene through the evening.
“From what we can tell, it’s burning south, away from highway and away from structures,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “With the copters and firefighters on the ground, we’re doing fairly well.”
The fire has not yet been mapped and there was no initial estimate on containment, according to the Times.
KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.