Firefighters were hard at work this week in Simi Valley, California. The Banister Fire in Ventura County started on Wednesday afternoon. More than 100 firefighters, with the help of air units, fought back the flames to 50% containment late Wednesday before stopping forward progress. By 5 p.m. on Thursday, the Fire Department reported 100% containment. The mop-up is under way and the cause is under investigation.
— LACoFireAirOps (@LACoFireAirOps) November 12, 2015
The Fire Department warns people to not become complacent. California is still in the middle of fire season, which stretches into mid-December. A Santa Ana pattern has extended dry conditions, with gusty northeast winds to the mountain, valley, and coastal areas of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties through Friday evening.
— Ventura County Fire (@VCFD) November 12, 2015
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Monica Cryan
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