Dramatic Photos: Camarillo Springs Wildfire

A wildfire blazed through Ventura County on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

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Firefighters work on the burned area along the Pacific Coast Highway, in Point Mugu, Calif., Friday, May 3, 2013. A huge wildfire carved a path to the sea and burned on the beach Friday, but firefighters got a break as gusty winds turned into breezes. Temperatures remained high, but humidity levels were expected to soar as cool air moved in from the ocean and the Santa Ana winds retreated. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
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Residents watch as a wildfire approaches homes on May 2, 2013 in Newbury Park, California.
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Ventura County Fire Sheriffs go door to door asking residents if they need any assistance as a wildfire approaches homes on May 2, 2013 in Newbury Park, California.
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Ventura County Fire Department and Sheriffs deploy for structure protection as a wildfire approaches homes on May 2, 2013 in Newbury Park, California.
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A resident watches as a wildfire approaches homes on May 2, 2013 in Newbury Park, California.
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The Springs Fire as seen along Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu State Park at 8 p.m. on May 2, 2013.
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The Springs Fire in Ventura County grew to ravage more than 8,000 acres by 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013.
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NewsChopper 4 captured this dramatic image of fire rings dotting the southern flank of the Springs Fire on May 2, 2013.
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Reuben Ruiz makes a phone call as he watches the flames from a brush fire in Camarillo, Calif., Thursday, May 2, 2013. Authorities have ordered evacuations of a neighborhood and a university about 50 miles west of Los Angeles where a wildfire is raging close to subdivisions. Click to see more dramatic photos.
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Smoke billows over U.S. 101 near Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The blaze on the fringes of Camarillo and Thousand Oaks broke out Thursday morning and was quickly spread by gusty Santa Ana winds. Evacuation orders include California State University, Channel Islands.
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A firefighter puts out a fire while the mobile homes are burning after after a blaze broke out during morning rush hour along U.S. 101 in the Camarillo area.
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Firefighters from Glendale, Calif., and Pasadena, Calif., stand watch as bulldozers clear a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside near homes in Thousand Oaks.
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From local resident Carol Lamb who lives in Somis, CA near Camarillo.
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Farmers keep working as a wildfire on a hill burns in the background.
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Farmers keep working as a wildfire on a hill burns in the background in Camarillo.
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Camarillo fire seen from Grant Park, Ventura. Smoke line appears to go all the way to Carpenteria.
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Smoke cloud from fire near Camarillo as seen by Michelle Menke of Simi Valley from the 118.
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The right lane of southbound 101 is closed as a wildfire burns in Camarillo, below the Conejo Grade.
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Camarillo fire seen from Seaward Street in Ventura with smoke along the coastline. Photo submitted by @tessvigeland via Twitter. Courtesy of KPCC
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Smoke and fire billows over a hill near Thousand Oaks, Calif.
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A firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant along a hill side near Thousand Oaks.
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A bulldozer helps clear a hill near a fire in Thousand Oaks.
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A bulldozer helps clear a hill near a fire in Thousand Oaks.
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Camarillo Springs Wildfire, Thursday, May 2, 2013
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Camarillo Springs Wildfire, Thursday, May 2, 2013
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Camarillo Springs Wildfire, Thursday, May 2, 2013
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Camarillo Springs Wildfire, Thursday, May 2, 2013
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Camarillo Springs Wildfire, Thursday, May 2, 2013
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A homeowner on Barcelona Place in Thousand Oaks refused to leave his home, hosing down his backyard as the fire approached. A mandatory evacuation went into place at 2:30 on this street on May 2, 2013.
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Flames burned to the edge of a residential development under construction on the Camarillo side of the Springs Fire on May 2, 2013.
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A home burned on the southern flank of the Springs Fire in an isolated, wooded area on May 2, 2013.
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Firefighters work on the burned area along the Pacific Coast Highway, in Point Mugu, Calif., Friday, May 3, 2013. A huge wildfire carved a path to the sea and burned on the beach Friday, but firefighters got a break as gusty winds turned into breezes. Temperatures remained high, but humidity levels were expected to soar as cool air moved in from the ocean and the Santa Ana winds retreated. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
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