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Brush fire breaks out on CSU Channel Islands campus, threatening structures

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Ventura County Fire Department
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Ventura County Fire Department
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VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - Ventura County firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire on the CSU Channel Islands campus Thursday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 2:10 p.m. on the corner of Oxnard and Ventura streets.

Upon arriving, firefighters determined the burn was about two acres in size and threatening multiple structures.

An active structure protection strategy was put in place by fire crews.

Around 2:55 p.m., firefighters announced the structure threat was mitigated and the two-to-three acre fire was beginning to be controlled.

The fire was knocked down around 3:13 p.m. Crews remained at the scene to mop up the area.

No evacuations were made.

Potrero Road was closed to traffic while firefighters responded to the burn. It was reopened around 3:45 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.


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Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.