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Firefighters Say We Will Probably Never Know Exact Cause Of Massive Springs Brushfire

Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2013 9:18am

Fire investigators say we will probably never know the exact cause of the massive Springs brush fire, which blackened 28,000 acres of land, and damaged 15 homes.

Ventura County Fire Department Captain Mike Lindbery says investigators pinpointed the area off of the southbound 101 Freeway near Camarillo Springs where the blaze started Thursday morning, but didn’t find anything to indicate it might be suspicious in origin. Lindbery says there wasn’t evidence to pinpoint the fire’s cause.

An onshore flow, with clouds, and even a chance of showers later today are easing the high temperatures, and low humidity which help spread the fire out of control last week. It’s now 60% contained, with full containment projected for tomorrow.

At its peak, more than 2100 firefighters were fighting the fire, which began Thursday morning off the 101 Freeway, in the Camarillo Springs area. Because of the progress in stopping the fire, some of the firefighters from other areas are being released.

There were some minor flareups yesterday. An agricultural building across from Cal State Channel Islands which caught on fire Thursday, and created concerns about toxic smoke reignited Saturday afternoon. The campus was already closed for the day, with officials saying they plan to reopen it around five tonight.

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