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10-acre brush fire breaks out near ridge off North Ventura Avenue in Ventura

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VENTURA, Calif. - Ventura County firefighters are responding to a brush fire that broke out near the ridge north of Ventura Friday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 1:57 p.m. off of Kellogg Street near North Ventura Avenue and the Ventura Botanical Gardens.

Around 2:10 p.m., firefighters on scene reported the flames had burned two to three acres and were threatening structures.

By about 2:40 p.m., firefighters reported the flames were moving away from buildings. Only a few buildings remain moderately threatened. The rate of spread has also slowed as the flames spread into thicker vegetation.

As of 2:50 p.m., the fire is estimated to be about 10 acres with the potential to grow to 100 acres. It continues to move away from the City of Ventura. There are no longer any threats to structures and none have been damaged.

By 3:22 p.m., Ventura County Fire reported good progress was being made. Assisting air tankers were released from the incident.

No evacuations have been ordered at this time and no structures have been damaged.

We will have more on this fire at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on your NewsChannel 3-12.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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