A helicopter drops water to help put out the flames. Ojai Valley News photos by Ashley Wilson)
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
Portions of the Ojai Valley Bike Trail and Ventura Avenue were closed at 5 p.m. today as firefighters battled a brush fire in the Ventura River bottom near Brooks Institute.
The fire at that time covered about 2 acres, according to Capt. Mike Lindbery of the Ventura County Fire Department, and 120 firefighters were on the scene.