Casitas Fire in Ventura

Ventura County Aviation Unit

Casitas Fire: Brush fire breaks out in Ventura County


There is a brush fire burning in Ventura County, according to tweets from the Ventura County Fire Department, that has been named the Casitas Fire.

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