Las Virgenes fires keep nerves on edge

High winds and more trouble return Wednesday

CLOSE CALL—Hand crews mop up the 10-acre Oak fire on the hill above Las Virgenes Road and the 101 Freeway in Calabasas Monday. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn NewspapersA pair of wind-driven fires hit Calabasas this week, the first on Monday morning when a small blaze dubbed the Oak fire burned atop the iconic strawberry shaped hill on the city’s west side at the corner of the 101 Freeway and Las Virgenes Road.
The flames were quickly extinguished despite the dangerous red flag winds. It was out by 10 a.m...

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