Rustic Fire burns 189 acres in Simi Valley

Photos from the Rustic Fire which has burned 189 acres in Simi Valley as of Aug. 14. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A handcrew from Cal Fire works the Rustic Fire as it burns near Long Canyon Road in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A handcrew from Cal Fire works the Rustic Fire as it burns near Long Canyon Road in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Firefighters from the Ventura County Fire Department break down their hose line after providing structure protection to a home on Loire Valley Drive while fighting the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Firefighters from the Ventura County Fire Department break down their hose line after providing structure protection to a home on Loire Valley Drive while fighting the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Firefighters work on a charred hillside while fighting the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Firefighters work on a charred hillside while fighting the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Firefighters from the Cal Fire Camarillo 22 crew wait to be deployed to the fireline near Loire Valley Drive in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

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Firefighters from the Cal Fire Camarillo 22 crew wait to be deployed to the fireline near Loire Valley Drive in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A Cal Fire air tanker drops a load of fire retardant on the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A Cal Fire air tanker drops a load of fire retardant on the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A Cal Fire air tanker drops a load of fire retardant on the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A Cal Fire air tanker drops a load of fire retardant on the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A L.A. County Fire firehawk helicopter drops a load of water on the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A L.A. County Fire firehawk helicopter drops a load of water on the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Cindy and Patrick Thomas of Simi Valley watch firefighters work the Rustic Fire on a hill near Loire Valley Drive in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Cindy and Patrick Thomas of Simi Valley watch firefighters work the Rustic Fire on a hill near Loire Valley Drive in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers As firefighters work on a hillside, two Ventura County Sheriff's helicopters fly overhead on the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
As firefighters work on a hillside, two Ventura County Sheriff’s helicopters fly overhead on the Rustic Fire in Simi Valley on Aug. 14.

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