Crews put out brush fire at CSU Channel Islands

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Firefighters respond to a blaze at CSU Channel Islands on July 23, 2020, in a photo released by the Ventura County Fire Department.

Firefighters respond to a blaze at CSU Channel Islands on July 23, 2020, in a photo released by the Ventura County Fire Department.

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Firefighters were able to extinguish a small brush fire that had threatened structures at CSU Channel Islands Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

Dubbed the Lewis Fire, crews were on scene at the blaze by 2:25 p.m., and by 3 p.m. they had gained the upper hand and mitigated the structure threat, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

The flames covered at least 2 acres on a hill at the campus south of Camarillo.

No evacuations were ordered. Potrero Road was closed for a time, but later reopened.

It’s unclear whether anyone was at the campus, which plans to operate mostly online when classes resume in fall.

The Fire Department did not say exactly when or where the fire erupted.

No further details were available.

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