UPDATED: A 39-acre wildfire behind Arroyo Verde fully contained (12 photos)

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Rachel Crane

A 39-acre wildfire began burning around 2:00 p.m. on Monday near an avocado orchard behind Arroyo Verde Park, several blocks north of Foothill’s campus. According to Fire Battalion Chief Matt Brock, the fire department was notified around 4:30 p.m. More than 150 firefighters from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and two helicopters were requested to help contain it. At about 6:55 p.m. that night, an aircraft flew near the burn site and aided the containment effort.

Credit: Jackson Tovar/The Foothill Dragon Press

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