(KGTV) - Firefighters responded to a wildfire that erupted in the Santa Paula area of Ventura County Thursday morning -- the third fire to ignite in the county since last week.
The so-called Briggs Fire was first reported just before 2 a.m. in an area near Briggs Road, according to Ventura County Fire Department officials. Smoke from the fire was visible from Santa Paula, Camarillo and Ventura.
Officials said the fire was burning uphill and mostly fuel-driven due to low wind activity. The blaze was burning on South Mountain, just south of Highway 126.
As of 8:45 a.m., officials said the fire has burned between 75-100 acres, but crews were making progress in the firefight with the help of water-dropping helicopters.
#Briggsfire: Firefighters are working to access fire. Fire is in very rugged terrain inaccessible by vehicles. Helicopters are dropping water. Hand crews and dozers are working on containment lines. Structure protection is in place. No eminent threat to homes. @VCFD, @VCAirUnit pic.twitter.com/1x12yNySRW
— VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) November 15, 2018
Fire officials said air tankers were expected to join the firefighting effort later in the morning.
There is no immediate word on potential structure threat.
The Briggs Fire comes as crews continue to fight the devastating Woolsey Fire and contain the Hill Fire. Both fires erupted on Nov. 8 -- hours after a mass shooting took place at a bar in the Ventura County city of Thousand Oaks.