Chorro Fire prompts closure of Soule Park

photo by Officer Quincy Knowlton

An air tanker drops a load of retardant onto the Chorro Fire Sunday. (Photo by Officer Quincy Knowlton, Lockwood Valley Station)

Misty Volaski, Ojai Valley News editor

The Chorro Fire, burning north of Ojai near the Chorro Grande Trailhead on Highway 33, has been burning since Sunday afternoon and has grown to about 250 to 300 acres. According to Andrew Madsen, Los Padres National Forest spokesman, officials haven't yet issued a containment number. However, he noted, "We haven't noticed a whole lot of fire growth since yesterday afternoon ... overnight conditions were really favorable with very light winds, temperatures were down and humidity spiked up, making a good environment to get out and cut containment lines."

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