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September 22, 2009

Early Santa Ana Wind Event Sparks up Ventura County

 
A Santa Ana wind fueled fire is burning out of control in Ventura County in thin fuel between the communities of Moorpark and Fillmore. The Guiberson Fire, also called the Fillmore Fire by local (L.A.) news stations has burned nearly 2,000 acres. The fire began along Guiberson Road mid morning today.

No structures have burned however there are two minor firefighter injuries and no civilian injuries so far.

The cause of the fire is reported to be "manure spontaneous combustion". I have never heard of that before but if you look at the Wikipedia page for manure it seems plausible.

Local weather.
Local TV coverage here and here.

Two other smaller fires have made news in Southern California in Riverside County today but both are going nowhere. The first day of Fall, the first Santa Ana wind event, the first wind driven fires of late 2009. Ominous!

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