SANTA PAULA, Calif. - The Cornell Fire which sparked in a river bottom near Santa Paula earlier this week is 100% contained, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
The fire was first reported just after noon on Monday and was being pushed by strong winds as the entire area was under a Red Flag Warning for high fire risk.
Evacuations were temporarily put in place as the fire encroached on several structures. Firefighters were able to keep the flames at bay and evacuations were eventually canceled.
The Cornell Fire was the first fire in an overall busy week for Ventura County firefighters. Two more fires in the Ventura/Oxnard area sparked up the following day. Those fires, Perkin and Main, are 50% and 75% contained, respectively.