100-Acre Fire That Threatened Structures in Santa Paula 50% Contained

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A 100-acre brush fire threatened structures in Ventura County Thursday, according to a fire official.

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The fire started just before 11 a.m. in an area of incredibly dry brush near 6800 Wheeler Canyon Road in Santa Paula (map), said Mike Lindbery of the Ventura County Fire Department.

Twenty structures were threatened, the fire department stated on its website.

Voluntary evacuations were ordered in the northern part of Wheeler Canyon but were lifted by 5 p.m.

About 130 firefighters were on scene battling the blaze., which was 50 percent contained as of 4:26 p.m., according to the fire department website. Firefighters planned to work overnight to fully contain the fire.

One minor injury was reported.

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