Persimmon Hill Homes Escape Brushfire

By Lenny Roberts
On the first day property owners were mandated to adhere to the county's annual brush-clearance ordinance, 10 to 12 homes escaped a quick-moving fire Sunday afternoon that began in the 300 block of Saddle Lane. A large plume of gray smoke could quickly be seen rising above the city.
The multi-million-dollar homes in one of Ojai's most prestigious areas were threatened as the wind-fed fire burned through the mostly dead

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