Flash-Flood Warning Canceled for Springs Fire Burn Area in Ventura County

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The National Weather Service on Sunday canceled a flash-flood warning for the area of Ventura County that was burned by the 2013 Springs Fire.

A flash-flood warning was issued for the Springs Fire burn area in Ventura County of Sunday, Feb. 22, 2014. (Credit: National Weather Service)

A flash-flood warning was issued for the Springs Fire burn area in Ventura County of Sunday, Feb. 22, 2014. (Credit: National Weather Service)

Earlier, residents of Camarillo Springs had been advised to shelter in place.

Issued at 7:27 p.m., the warning was initially scheduled to remain in effect until 9:15 p.m., the weather service said in a statement. It was canceled shorty before 9 p.m.

The agency’s Doppler radar had indicated heavy showers were headed toward Camarillo Springs, which is located within the burn area.

When flash-flood warnings are in effect, residents should stay out of the way of fast-moving water and debris flows by moving to a second story or the highest location in their home, the weather service said.

The Springs Fire, which was sparked by a moving vehicle on the 101 Freeway in Camarillo,  burned 24,238 acres in May 2013.