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Guiberson Fire [Ventura County] 9/26

FireThe fire has burned 17,500 acres of mostly grassland and is 95% contained. The high temperatures and low humidity weather conditions continue, but the winds are dying down. One outbuilding has been destroyed.

In addition to farms and ranches, the fire threatened oil production fields, five 220-kilovolt power lines, and a 36-foot above-ground gas line. All evacuations have been canceled.

The fire started at approximately 10:33 AM PDT on 22 September south of Guiberson Road in Ventura County. Probable cause is suspected spontaneous combustion of mulch at a ranch.

There have been 9 reported injuries among firefighters.

Currently the resources are being reduced to 100 engines, 50 hand crews, 12 bulldozers, 23 water tenders, 2 helicopters, 2 air tankers, and 1,428 personnel assigned to the fire. To date cost $7.7 million. Full containment is anticipated on 9/27.

Links: Cal Fire Guiberson Fire page, the Enplan Wildfire Viewer, the LA Times Wildfires Page, and their Guiberson Fire Map.

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