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Spring Fire At ‘Zero Containment’ at 4:30 p.m. BREAKING NEWS

Location in the state of California

Location in the state of California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

UPDATED AT 9:15 p.m.:

The fire has REACHED PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY.

The fire that started this morning near Camarillo Springs is now at
8,000 acres,  10% contained and 2,000 homes have been classified as being as a direct “threat.”

15 sustained damage, none were destroyed.

925 personnel are now committed to the fire.

Road Clousres, PCH between Las Posas and Yerba Buena, Yerba Buena Rd., Deer Creek Rd.
Mandatory evacuations in: Sycamore Canyon, La Jolla Canyon and Brrome Ranch.
Dos Vientos: residents with ID are being allowed in.

English: Large Bonfire

English: Large Bonfire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

UPDATE AT 5:02 pm:

There is a smoke advisory for the smoke coming from the burning agricultural buildings near Cal State Channel Islands.

That area is currently under evacuation orders. Anyone still in the area should evacuate and make all efforts to avoid the smoke.

By Brian Hews

(Camarillo, CA)  Nearly 600 fire and law enforcement personnel have been assigned to the Spring Fire that started near Camarillo on Thursday morning.

Some officials are now warning that this wildfire has the elements of becoming a “monster fire.”

As of 4:30 p.m., there are 96 fire engines, six helicopters, five dozers and dozens of hand crews on the fire.  Worst for officials is that the Spring Fire is at ZERO containment, and the fire appears to have branched out into at least two areas.

Firefighters have responded from the VCFD in addition to firefighters from Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Paula, Naval Base Ventura County, Cal Fire, Orange County, Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles.

Law enforcement partners include the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the CHP.

The weather through the remainder of the week may be a sign of things to come for the summer of 2013 and experts are now claiming that California is at a huge risk a wildfires.

Evacuation centers have been set up at the Calvary Community Chapel in Camarillo and Thousand Oaks Community Park. The Ventura County Fire Department reports that recreational vehicles were ablaze in the Camarillo Springs area and several local television news channels in Southern California have been reporting live from the scene since the blaze broke out.

Along with heat, there are gusty winds and very dry conditions in place, and the Moorpark area is currently under evacuation.

According to AccuWeather Western Forecasting Expert Ken Clark, “I can’t remember seeing this magnitude of Santa Ana winds this late in the year.”

Winds of 30-40 mph are not helping matters. This magnitude of wind can quickly fan the flames of fires.

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