SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Ventura County firefighters knocked down a brush fire that sparked along Highway 118 in Moorpark on Thursday afternoon.
According to the fire department, the Madera Fire sparked around 1:30 p.m. The fire caused all westbound lanes to close between Madera to Collins, officials said. Around 4 p.m. the number 1 lane on the westbound 118 reopened as firefighters stopped forward progress of the fire.
Later that evening, all westbound lanes reopened.
No further information was immediately released.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.