California wildfire closes Pacific Coast Highway

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- The latest on a brush fire that has closed a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Ventura, California (all times local):

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11:28 a.m.

A wind-whipped brush fire has kept a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway closed for hours and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes northwest of Los Angeles.

The Ventura County Fire Department said the brush fire that started northwest of the city of Ventura spread to 1,200 acres Saturday. Winds reached 50 mph in the dry area.

Highway 101 - a major north-south route in Southern California - was closed in both directions for roughly 15 miles from state Highway 150 to state Highway 33, forcing holiday travelers to take narrow, backcountry roads.

About 60 homes were ordered evacuated in the coastal Solimar Beach community and another 30 were under voluntary evacuation.

Ventura County Fire spokesman Tom Kruschke says the fire is about 10 percent contained.



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