- Associated Press - Saturday, November 7, 2015

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Officials say firefighters are making progress on a brush fire in Southern California that is being fueled by Santa Ana winds and threatening several structures.

The Ventura County Fire Department says firefighters have contained 50 percent of the 44-acre blaze along eastbound State Route 118 in Moorpark.

When the fire broke out Saturday afternoon, several nearby businesses, a mobile home park and a railroad were threatened, and residents were urged to shelter in place.

Another brushfire that erupted about 1:40 a.m. in Thousand Oaks has burned about 50 acres and is 50 percent contained.

Both fires broke out amid dry, windy conditions.



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