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Ventura County wildfire update




Smokejumpers make their way towards a fire west of Thousand Oaks on May 2, 2013.
Smokejumpers make their way towards a fire west of Thousand Oaks on May 2, 2013.
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Smokejumpers make their way towards a fire west of Thousand Oaks on May 2, 2013.
Smokejumpers make their way towards a fire west of Thousand Oaks on May 2, 2013.
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Smokejumpers make their way towards a fire west of Thousand Oaks on May 2, 2013.
A bulldozer clears fire lines near homes in the unincorporated Newbury Park neighborhood west of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County.
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Smokejumpers make their way towards a fire west of Thousand Oaks on May 2, 2013.
The largest portion of the wildfires are in an unpopulated area in the hills between Thousand Oaks and Malibu.
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Smokejumpers make their way towards a fire west of Thousand Oaks on May 2, 2013.
A brushfire encroaches on homes in the unincorporated Newbury Park neighborhood west of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County.
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Smokejumpers make their way towards a fire west of Thousand Oaks on May 2, 2013.
Firefighters watch as a brushfire encroaches on homes in the unincorporated Newbury Park neighborhood west of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County.
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Smokejumpers make their way towards a fire west of Thousand Oaks on May 2, 2013.
Residents watch a brushfire in the unincorporated Newbury Park neighborhood west of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County.
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Smokejumpers make their way towards a fire west of Thousand Oaks on May 2, 2013.
Smoke jumpers battle a fire west of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County on May 2, 2013.
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We begin today with an update on the Springs wildfire in Ventura County. So far, more than 10,000 acres have burned with only 10 percent of the fire contained. Joining us now is Bill Nash, public information officer for the Ventura County Fire Department.