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Crews battling brush fire in Santa Paula in Ventura County

Posted at 5:01 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 10:07:44-05

UPDATE (7:05 a.m.): The Briggs Fire burning in Santa Paula in Ventura County is now covering 75 acres. 

The Ventura County Fire public information officer tweeted an update saying no structures were threatened in the area and no firefighter injuries have been reported. 



SANTA PAULA (KABC) -- Crews responded to a brush fire in the Santa Paula area of Ventura County after it erupted early Thursday morning.

The fire, dubbed the Briggs Fire, broke out near Highway 126 and Briggs Road at approximately 1:39 a.m.

The blaze spread to more than 10 acres, after starting at 2 to 3 acres when it was first reported burning on a hillside.

Helicopters arrived on scene conducting water drops to attempt to put out the fire.

Details regarding potential injuries or structure damage was not immediately available.