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Easy Fire Breaks Out In Simi Valley As Extreme Red-Flag Warning Grips SoCal




The Easy Fire is moving west, burning between the communities of Simi Valley and Moorpark.
The Easy Fire is moving west, burning between the communities of Simi Valley and Moorpark.
Courtesy Ventura County Fire Department via Twitter

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Firefighters in Ventura County have responded to a wildfire burning between the communities of Simi Valley and Moorpark Wednesday morning.

The Easy Fire was reported around 6:15 a.m. near the 118 Freeway and Madera Street, according to Ventura County officials. The fire had burned about 200 acres as of 7:50 a.m., according to Ventura County fire officials.

Los Angeles County said some of its firefighters and aircraft were also responding to the blaze, which was burning west along the 23 Freeway, pushed by strong northeast winds.

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Jacob Margolis, KPCC’s science reporter

Jim Medina, public information officer, Caltrans District 7, which covers Los Angeles and Ventura Counties; Twitter: @CaltransDist7

Melissa Giller, chief marketing officer, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute in Simi Valley

Sharon McNary, KPCC’s infrastructure correspondent