California wildfires spreading fast

Firefighters battling a fast-moving Southern California blaze say it has nearly tripled in size in a matter of hours.

California wildfires spreading fast

Firefighters battling a fast-moving Southern California blaze say it has nearly tripled in size in a matter of hours.

The wildfire burning through coastal wilderness has now grown to more than 43 square miles, says Ventura County fire spokesman Bill Nash.

He says the 28,000-acre fire is burning new fuel in mostly unpopulated canyons, and is 20% contained.

Parts of the Newbury Park community of Thousand Oaks are under mandatory and voluntary evacuations.

The wind-whipped fire erupted on Thursday in the Camarillo area, threatening as many as 4,000 homes but only damaging 15.

After burning to the Pacific Ocean, a shift in winds caused the flames to reverse course and burn inland.

No injuries have been reported.

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