A brush fire that broke out just before 2 pm in the hills of Chatsworth, near
Peak , had burned twelve hundred acres and was five percent contained as of 7 pm Wednesday. Fanned by high winds, the fire prompted a mandatory evacuation of homes in
Canyon, as well as a trailer park located in the
Canyon portions of Chatsworth. The 118 freeway is also closed East and West at
Canyon . Some seven hundred fire personnel from
Ventura and the U.S. Department of Forestry are fighting the blaze on the ground and from the air.
Two brush fires, one in
Elizabeth, burning between fifteen and twenty acres and a one acre blaze in
Acton were both knocked down by early evening. Neither fire threatened structures.