Hill Fire Grows to Thousands of Acres Near Newbury Park, Evacuations Underway

The wind-driven Hill Fire has quickly burned 4,531 acres in Ventura County, forcing a complete freeway closure of the 101 Freeway, evacuations and keeping residents on edge.

As of Sunday at 9 a.m., the fire was 70 percent contained. 

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for Camarillo Springs, Vallecito Trailer Park, Cal State Channel Islands' campus and Dos Vientos. Voluntary evacuations are being urged for Point Magu Naval Base.

Officials estimated that 1,200 homes were evacuated between the Camarillo Springs and Dos Vientos areas.

CHP advised that all northbound 101 Freeway traffic is being diverted onto State Route 23 in Moorpark. The agency urged drivers to avoid the northbound 101.

Click here for Hill fire evacuation information.

A second fire has scorched more than 800 acres and is burning toward Calabasas and Agoura Hills. The Woosley Fire has also prompted evacuation warnings. More here.

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