Springs Fire Photos From the Dos Vientos Area in Newbury Park Today

This morning I was out on a run in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in the Santa Monica Mountains when I noticed what appeared to be some patches of fog blowing above the Dos Vientos area of Newbury Park. I had my camera with me so I decided to take the Potrero Ridge Trail for a better look:

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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 8:15AM

View of the Springs fire from the 101 Freeway northbound around 8:15AM

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.

 Photo Credit: Renee Simon

Photo Credit: Renee Simon

 Photo Credit: Kim Owens

Photo Credit: Kim Owens

 Photo Credit: Renee Simon

Photo Credit: Renee Simon

 Photo Credit: Kim Owens

Photo Credit: Kim Owens

 Photo Credit: Renee Simon

Photo Credit: Renee Simon

 Photo Credit: Kim Owens

Photo Credit: Kim Owens

 Photo Credit: Renee Simon

Photo Credit: Renee Simon

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.

 One more shot from a Dos Vientos resident.

One more shot from a Dos Vientos resident.