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CAMARILLO, Calif. - Full containment is expected Thursday for the "Springs Fire" that broke out in the Ventura County city of Camarillo last week.
Springs Fire - Ventura County
Location: Southbound Highway 101 at Camarillo Spring Road, Camarillo Status: 24,251 acres - 95% contained Date Started: May 2, 2013 7:01 a.m. Full containment expected by May 9th. Evacuations: All evacuation orders have been lifted.
According to the Ventura County Fire Department, nearly 250 firefighters are on scene.
An agricultural storage facility, along with dozens of recreational vehicles, have been destroyed. 15 homes have sustained damage.
Fire officials say as vegetation begins to dry out following the light rain over the fire area, hot spots are beginning to ignite and produce smoke in the interior of the burn area. Firefighters will continue to patrol and mop up these areas throughout the day.
A spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental. Tom Piranio said it's possible that a piece of metal fell into the dry brush, sparking the fire, CBS News reports.
Panther Fire - Tehama County
Location: 140K3 Line, 8 miles southwest of Butte Meadows Status: 6,965 acres - 100% contained Date Started: May 1, 2013 9:12 a.m. Full containment expected May 9th. Evacuations: None
Summit Fire - Riverside County
Location: Mias Canyon and Bluff Road, Banning Status: 3,166 acres - 100% contained Date Started: May 1, 2013 12:38 p.m. Evacuations: None
Cedar Fire - Butte County
Location: Off Cedar Creek Loop Road, south of Butte Meadows Status: 72 acres - 100% contained Date Started: May 1, 2013 4:16 a.m. Evacuations: None
306 Fire - Glenn County
Location: 2 miles south of the community of Elk Creek Status: 217 acres - 100% contained Date Started: May 1, 2013 7:00 p.m. Evacuations: None
Tres Pinos Fire - San Benito County
Location: Highway 25 and Horizon Road, community of Tres Pinos Status: 354 acres - 100% contained Date Started: May 3, 2013 11:42 a.m. Evacuations: None
Yellow Fire - Sonoma County
Location: Highway 128 and Yellow Jacket Ranch road in Knights Valley, northwest of Calistoga Status: 125 acres - 100% contained Date Started: May 1, 2013 2:01 a.m. Evacuations: None
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