The Ventura County Fire Department has reported that there is a brush fire in Thousand Oaks near Westlake Village. You can monitor this at:

Below is taken from that web page as of 10-04-09 1:47pm.

Major Incident Information

What: Brush Fire 

Where: Near Hwy. 101 and Rancho Rd. in Thousand Oaks

When: The fire was reported at 11:23 on Sunday, October 4.

Evacuations: Residents in the Rimrock Ln., Colt Ln., Skyline and Tamarack area should begin preparing.

Road Closures: Tamarack, Skyline, Rimrock, Brook Glen and Hart Glen Rds. are closed due to fire activity.

Notes: The Rancho Fire is now at 10 acres and growing. More than 300 firefighters are currently battling the blaze. Additional fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters are also responding. For information on wildfire preparedness, go to