As Ventura County firefighters faced off with flames in Camarillo, another important battle was taking place miles away along the coast.
The Santa Ana winds that were pushing the Springs fire southwest toward the coast are meeting head-on with an ocean breeze blowing inland. And so far, Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service said, “the Santa Anas are winning.”
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. Hundreds of firefighters from across Southern California were battling the blaze, which at one point threatened hundreds of homes in Newbury Park and Camarillo.