Ventura County fire evacuations lifted, winds ease

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FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in rural Ventura County say a wind-whipped wildfire is 80 percent contained.

Easing winds on Tuesday gave a team of about 400 firefighters a chance to douse the 170-acre wildfire that burned two homes and threatened 160 others.

County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery says the fire that began Monday afternoon calmed with dying winds at nightfall, and evacuation orders were lifted at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Winds through the day were expected to be little more than light breezes, with gustier winds expected to return on Wednesday.

The wildfire was sparked by a mobile home fire. Nobody was hurt in that blaze, Lindbery said, and the cause remained under investigation.

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