Southern California coast wildfire threatens 4,000 homes

May 4, 2013 01:17

CAMARILLO - A fierce, wind-whipped brush fire spread on Friday along the California coast northwest of Los Angeles, threatening several thousand homes and a military base as more than 1,100 dwellings were ordered evacuated and a university campus was closed.

A force of more than 900 firefighters had managed by daybreak to carve containment lines around about 10 percent of the perimeter of the inferno, which has scorched some 10,000 acres (4,047 hectares) of dry, dense brush and chaparral since erupting on Thursday morning.

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