It was definitely a bit odd given the winds and heat but I figured it was leftover from the early morning cloud cover we've seen in recent weeks. But an hour later I discovered it was from the Springs fire that appeared to originate near Camarillo Springs off the 101 Freeway visible from the Conejo Grade.
View of the Springs fire from the 101 Freeway northbound around 8:15AMWe're all watching the news and tracking Ventura County Sheriff's Department updates at local.nixle.com/ventura-county-sheriffs-office and hoping some relief as firefighters battle this blaze that is now at 6,500 acres and quickly growing. Here are a few shots of the fire on the Newbury Park/Dos Vientos side from local residents Renee Simon and Kim Owens.
Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected and thank you to the firefighters that are letting this wildfire know that they are a force to be reckoned with.