This morning the Ventura County Fire Department gave an update on the Springs Fire that indicated the fire remains at 28,000 acres and that the hard work by firefighters yesterday and overnight has increased containment to 60%. There have been five minor injuries to firefighters, including two falls and three with debris in their eyes. Personnel assigned is 1,856, including 212 fire engines and six helicopters. It is expected that the de-mobilization process will begin today and some firefighters will be sent home or to other fires. All evacuation orders have been lifted. Tremendous work, firefighters!
According to the National Park Service as of 9am today all trails west of Yerba Buena Road are currently closed (Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa, Point Mugu, Sandstone Peak and Mishe Mokwa Trailheads, and the Backbone Trail west of Mishe Mokwa to Yerba Buena Rd). Check www.nps.gov/samo/index.htm for updates. Here are some photos of burned areas in Rancho Sierra Vista and Dos Vientos, but the good news is that structure damage was very minimal. No damage to the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center and other structures in Rancho Sierra Vista. Other photos at this link.