A plume of smoke billowed from a fast-growing brushfire on the L.A.-Ventura county line, which by midafternoon had scorched an estimated 100 acres northwest of Castaic.
The fire was reported at 5:12 p.m. Saturday in a remote area of the north end of Lake Piru, north of the Blue Point campground, the Ventura County Fire Department reported.
More than 300 firefighters from Ventura and Los Angeles counties were fighting the fire. This inclued two Los Angeles County crew strike teams which joined the battle Saturday evening, according to county fire department dispatcher.
Crews from the Los Angeles Padres National Forest and Cal Fire also battled what fire officials said is the first major vegetation fire of the peak season in tne mountains north of Route 126 and west of the 5 Freeway in Losn Angeles and Ventura counties.
Firefighters were building containment lines around the blaze Sunday, Andrew Madsen, a spokesman for the Los Padres National Forest told the Los Angeles Times.
“They’ve got a good handle on it and can probably wrap it up here this afternoon,” Madsen told The Times.
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