Published Thanksgiving, November 24, 2022, 1740 hours PT

VENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA – Fire resources with the Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura County (Fire) Air Unit, Los Angeles County FD/PIO, Ventura County, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area (NPS) were dispatched this afternoon for a brush fire.

The brush fire is located in the 14600 block of Yerba Buena Road, near Malibu Springs in Ventura County, California.

Area vegetation was sparked from an unknown cause originally showing on fire cameras (see above photo) with a full brush fire response from the Ventura County Fire Department. (1508 PT)

Shortly thereafter, the fire was assessed to be around one-to-two acres in size at ht top of the ridge and holding in the area, while not backing down the ridge as of yet. No structures were reported threatened at this time. According to reports, windspeeds were at 20 mph. (1520 PT).

An air recon from a local helicopter reported the fire to be located in the area of Little Sycamore Canyon Road and about an acre in size established in heavy brush with a potential up to 50 acres. At this time, a 2nd Alarm fire response was requested, prompting the order of four strike team of engines. (1524 PT).

The location was later changed to Yerba Buena Road, just west of Little Sycamore Canyon Road. (1535 PT).

The helicopters in the area reported, they are dropping over the fire area and the size is now more accurrately around a half-of-an-acre. The fire is currently holding with no extension. (1540 PT)

Ventura County Fire Department reported the forward progression had been stopped (1605 PT) and that the final size of the fire was less than a half-of-an-acre. This was listed as a spot fire. Unified Command is with VCFD and the National Parks Service. (1627 PT).

At the last time of fire update, the VCFD states there has been an unknown cause for this fire which is under investigation. There were no damage or structure losses reported.

No firefighters or civilians were reported as injured as well.

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