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Wildfire erupts in Southern California near Thousand Oaks

Posted at 8:28 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 23:33:28-05

A wind-driven brush fire has erupted in Southern California, burning near structures in the Newbury Park area of Ventura County.

The Ventura County Fire Department says the fire has quickly grown to 100 acres (40 hectares).

More than 160 firefighters have been dispatched, and eight air tankers have been ordered.

Gusty Santa Ana winds are blowing through Ventura and neighboring Los Angeles counties.

The fire is about 5 miles from the site of a shooting Wednesday night at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, in which 12 people were killed.