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Springs Fire in Ventura County

Raw Video: Crews Attack Springs Fire From the AirA wind-driven brush fire that began off the 101 Freeway in Camarillo on Thursday has grown to 8,000 acres, forcing residents from their homes.

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Thick air from brush fires like the Springs Fire raging in Ventura County can cause problems for your eyes and throat.

But what other damage could smoke be doing to your body, and who is most at risk? Chris Wolfe has more from Newbury Park.


Thousands of Homes Threatened by Massive Springs Fire

The Springs Fire has burned 12 square miles of brush, threatened 2,000 homes and damaged 15 others.

There are 925 fire personnel battling the blaze from fire departments all over the Southland.

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While some Camarillo residents wasted no time evacuating, others stayed behind in hopes of protecting their homes from the approaching flames.

Two evacuation centers have been opened in fire ravaged Ventura County where local residents can find shelter, food and comfort. KTLA’s Courtney Friel has more.

Authorities believe a fire that swept through a neighborhood in Jurupa Valley, destroying homes and vehicles, was ignited by a discarded cigarette. Kimberly Cheng has more.