People in the Conejo Valley breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday night after Ventura County firefighters stopped a wind blown brush fire from spreading to homes.
The blaze was first spotted at 3:15 p.m. By 4 p.m. three helicopters and 200 firefighters on the ground had engaged the fire as it burned along the 101 Freeway near the Conejo Grade truck scales. A mobile home park was less than half a mile away.
At 8 p.m. winds in the area had died down considerably and it appeared firefighters had taken control of the situation. Officially the fire is 60 percent contained. Nothing burned but brush. There were no injuries.
Dozens of firefighters will spend the night at the fire scene. Winds are expected overnight. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The blaze is being called the "Grande Fire."
Tuesday night the National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard reported a wind advisory remains in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday for Ventura County interior valleys, Ventura County coastal valleys and for the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County. The National Weather Service said to expect 20 to 30 mile per hour winds with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.