California Wildfire


Over 28,000 acres have been burned in southern California, and officials say the fire is at 20 percent containment.

A raging 28,000-acre wildfire that sent thousands of people fleeing from their homes in Southern California was about thirty percent contained on Saturday, officials said.

Evacuation orders remained in effect as the Springs Fire continued to blaze over the weekend after charring a 44-square mile swatch across Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

High temperatures, dry vegetation, and strong winds have helped stoke the blaze that began Thursday off the Ventura Freeway.

Fifteen homes have been damaged as close to 1,900 firefighters backed by air tankers and helicopters have worked to bring the flames under control, according to a release from the Ventura County Fire Department.