- Associated Press - Monday, December 28, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Ventura County firefighters have fully contained a wind-driven brush fire that burned more than two square miles of a coastal area.

Capt. Mike Lindbery says the fire was fully surrounded early Monday evening and some firefighters would be working into Tuesday on smoldering hotspots within the fire lines.

They had worked hard to contain the wildfire before gusty winds that are expected to return late Monday into Tuesday.

The Fire Department said Monday that more accurate mapping shows 1,388 acres were charred on the hilly Solimar Beach coast, up from an earlier estimate of 1,230 acres.

Power lines arcing in high winds Friday night ignited the fire, which for a time shut down U.S. 101 and Pacific Coast Highway.



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