A fire that started about 6:30 a.m. Thursday quickly grew into an out-of-control blaze that burned more than 6,500 acres in less than six hours Thursday.
Hundreds of firefighters from across Southern California continue to battle the blaze -- now at 10,000 acres -- which at one point threatened hundreds of homes in Newbury Park and Camarillo.
Join us at 9 a.m. when we discuss the latest on the Springs fire with Times reporters Hector Becerra and Christine Mai-Duc.
A roughly nine-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway was closed Thursday as the blaze moved toward the coast. Hundreds of residents in Ventura County canyons have been forced to evacuate as the fire made its way to PCH and Sycamore Canyon.
At one point, the Ventura County Fire Department sent 20 trucks to Cal State Channel Islands, where officials said flames charred the hills on the eastern part of campus.
Hot temperatures, wind and dry conditions were posing a fire threat throughout the region until at least Friday night. Firefighters hope to attack the flames by air sometime Friday if the weather permits it.
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