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brush fire in Simi Valley that erupted Sunday afternoon and spread to 23 acres


Forward progress has been halted on brush fire in Simi Valley that emitted Sunday evening and spread to around 23 sections of land.

The blaze, named the Westwood Fire, was first announced around 3:50 p.m. in a remote region close to Westwood Street and Cottonwood Drive, as per the Ventura County Fire Department.

The fire was at first assessed at 2 to 3 sections of land with development potential. However, by 5 p.m., fire officials said that it had developed to roughly 20 sections of land.

It was subsequently assessed at 25 sections of land before the Fire Department downsized the grounds to 23.

In a video update at 5:12 p.m., Division Chief John Spykerman said two helicopters and two air big haulers were on scene to help groups fight the blaze.

By 6:45 p.m., forward progress had been halted and the fire was about 90% contained.

Right now, there are no clearings as no homes, structures or constructions are threatened, authorities said.

No wounds have been accounted for. Officials are requesting that the general population keep away from the territory.

The reason for the blaze is being scrutinized.

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