VENTURA, California — Authorities say a Southern California wildfire is now burning away from buildings it threatened earlier in a rural area.
Gusty winds quickly pushed the blaze to 50 acres Thursday afternoon in hills north of Ventura.
However, Ventura County fire Capt. Mike Lindbery says a wind shift later herded the flames away from buildings owned by the nonprofit group Teen Challenge.
The blaze was 30 percent contained by nightfall.
About 150 firefighters aided by water-dropping helicopters fought the blaze, which is near a highway, State Route 33, and the Foster Park recreational area.
No injuries are reported.
This frame from aerial video provided by the Ventura County, Calif., Fire Department shows areas burned as gusty winds push a wildfire north of Ventura, Calif., Thursday, April 28, 2016. The blaze broke out around 2 p.m. Thursday and quickly grew to 40 acres. It's burning in a hilly, rural site near the Foster Park recreation area.(Ventura County Fire Department via AP)
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