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Evacuations Lifted in Springs Fire; Full Containment Expected Monday

CAMARILLO, Calif. (KTLA) — Cooler temperatures have helped firefighters get the upper hand on the massive Springs Fire burning in Ventura County.

As of Saturday afternoon, the fire had consumed at least 28,000 acres and was 56 percent contained, Ventura County fire officials said.

Fire officials expect full containment by Monday.

Evacuation orders for residents in the affected area have been lifted.

The massive fire has damaged 15 homes, although it should be noted, none of the houses was destroyed.

Five commercial properties were also damaged and 25 outbuildings destroyed, according to Cal Fire.

The blaze was reported around 6:45 a.m. Thursday just west of the southbound 101 near Camarillo Springs Road.

It quickly burned across the Camarillo landscape toward Newbury Park, scorching 100 acres in less than an hour.

Sky5 was overhead as flames consumed nearly half a dozen RVs in a storage parking area as well as an abandoned structure.

Several agricultural buildings also burned in the middle of a strawberry field.

By the afternoon, the fire had made its way to Point Mugu State Park on a trek toward the ocean.

It reached the coast Friday evening.

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