Solimar Fire 70 percent contained after charring more than 1,200 acres

Plumes of smoke billow out from the dry brush burning in the hills of Ventura near Solimar Beach on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. (KABC)

A wind-fueled brush fire that charred 1,236 acres near a Ventura County beach is now 70 percent contained, Cal Fire officials said.

The blaze, which Ventura County Fire Department officials believe was started by a downed power line, scorched hillsides near Solimar Beach and prompted temporary evacuations for the area
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