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Camarillo Fire 2013 Map: Ventura Wildfire Strikes 101 Freeway

Camarillo Fire 2013 Map: Ventura Wildfire Strikes 101 Freeway

LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Camarillo Fire 2013 is spreading in Ventura today. The Camarillo brush fire today May 2, 2013 (fire map below) erupted shortly after 6:45 am PST. The fire was first spotted off the 101 Freeway near Camarillo Springs Road.

But by 8 am PST today, the fire has grown to thirty-acres. Parts of the 101 Freeway is being shut down in certain sections, officials tell news in a briefing moments ago. CHP has shut down two right lanes of northbound 101 in the area. Two northbound off ramps at Camarillo Springs are closed as well. The entire freeway, however, is not closed, despite initial false reports.

The fire has grown to a two alarm blaze, Ventura Fire tells news. Three water choppers are on scene. Ventura County Fire also says that the active part of the fire is the base of the Conejo Grade close to the southbound 101 Freeway.

Fourteen units are on scene, fire officials also indicate to news. The fire is moving swiftly, however. But at thirty acres, the fire remains at zero percent containment. No evacuation orders have yet to be issued to news.

Earlier today, CAL Fire told residents of a Red Flag Warning. “The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches to alert fire departments of the onset, or possible onset, of critical weather and dry conditions that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity”, said the news statement. “A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours. A Fire Weather Watch is issued when weather conditions could exist in the next 12-72 hours. A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert. During these times extreme caution is urged by all residents, because a simple spark can cause a major wildfire. A Fire Weather Watch is one level below a warning, but fire danger is still high.” For continuing coverage, click HERE.

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