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Brush Fire Burns Hillside Above Homes in Westlake Village



    Water-dropping helicopters and firefighters on a hillside prevented a brush fire from spreading to nearby homes Tuesday May 23, 2017 in Westlake Village. (Published Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

    Firefighters attacked a small brush fire Tuesday afternoon near the border of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

    The fire burned on a hillside near Yellowwood and Wellbrook drives in Westlake Village. Aerial video showed patches of flames on the hillside as wind drove smoke over a nearby neighborhood. 

    As of 12:30 p.m., no evacuations were ordered.

    At least two helicopters were dropping water on the fire.

    By around 4:40 p.m., the fire was completely contained, said the Ventura County Fire Department. It burned 10.3 acres, and a fire watch unit was staying on the scene overnight.

    The fire broke out during a hot and dry stretch in Southern California. Cooler conditions are expected later this week.

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