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Springs Fire 75% Contained; 4 Firefighters Injured

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

As of Sunday morning, the fire was 75 percent contained and all mandatory evacuation orders had been lifted.

While battling the flames, three firefighters suffered minor injuries from ash and embers in their eyes, while another slipped on a steep hillside.

He suffered a head injury and was taken to an area hospital, according to Cal Fire Division Chief Tony Mecham.

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.

Fire officials expect full containment by Monday evening.

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