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

VENTURA, Calif. -- 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