Blaze containment near despite winds

first_img The cause of the fire remained under investigation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “This fire is pretty much in the history books,” he said. Fierce, sporadic Santa Ana winds reached speeds of 47 mph Sunday but did not significantly slow the firefighters’ progress. “The winds were our main concern,” Luna said. “But now that we improved our containment lines, the winds won’t be much of a threat.” A red flag warning for dangerous fire conditions in the area expired Sunday evening and the National Weather Service had no immediate plans to issue a new one. Two minor injuries to firefighters were reported. One had smoke inhalation and the other suffered a minor eye injury. VENTURA – A nearly 4,000-acre wildfire burning in rough terrain above this oceanfront city was 90 percent contained Sunday night despite the return of hot, gusty Santa Ana winds. The blaze began Friday in foothills above expensive homes but none had burned and none was in immediate danger, fire officials said. More than 1,300 firefighters fought the 3,981-acre blaze in the area between Ventura and Ojai, about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The Ventura County Fire Department didn’t change earlier projections that the blaze will be surrounded by 6 p.m. Tuesday but spokesman Joe Luna said it might well be contained today. last_img read more