California Wildfire Reaches Pacific Coast, May Gain Strength

10 percent contained


A brush fire that burned more than 10,000 acres in Ventura County is going to gain strength by 8 a.m. as the wind and morning sun begin to bake the hills and valleys, a weather expert said Friday morning.

The Springs fire, which started before 7 a.m. Thursday, is 10% contained and has burned from Camarillo south of the 101 Freeway all the way to the Pacific Coast Highway, leaving 15 damaged buildings and several motorhomes in its wake.