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Evacuation Order Lifted After Fire Crews Stop Forward Progress Of Brush Fire In Thousand Oaks

THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA) — A brush fire erupted in Thousand Oaks Thursday evening threatening nearby homes and prompting evacuations.

By 11:15 p.m. the Erbes Fire had grown to 250 acres and was 0% contained, though fire crews had stopped forward progress and all evacuation orders had been lifted, but Erbes Road remained closed between Olsen Road and Sunset Hills Boulevard to accommodate active fire crews.

The Erbes Fire erupted at about 5 p.m. on the north side of Erbes Road near Sunset Hills Boulevard by the 23 Freeway.

An evacuation order was initially issued for the area west of the Bard Reservoir, north to Hardy Lane, south to Fernleaf Court and west to the 23 Freeway with a temporary evacuation point established at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 E Janss Road.

Structures were threatened as this fire was being pushed by a Northeast wind, the Ventura County Fire Department said.

The fire department said they had made "some great progress" on the fire and had containment lines around most of it by 6:37 p.m.

People were advised to avoid the area.

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