50-Acre Brush Fire Erupts Along 101 Freeway in Camarillo; Traffic Impacted

A 50-acre brush fire was burning along the 101 Freeway near the Conejo Grade in the Camarillo area Tuesday afternoon, Ventura County officials said.

The brush fire was burning on the northbound side of the freeway at the Camarillo Springs exit, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

It had grown to about 50 acres by 3:45 p.m., officials said.

Traffic lanes were impacted, with at least one lane — the No. 3 on the northbound side — being closed closed. Traffic was delayed in the area, and the California Highway Patrol has encouraged motorists to use the 118 Freeway as an alternate route.

Check back for updates on this developing story. 

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