PCH closed between Mulholland Highway and Las Posas Road

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Beth Milliken took this photo of the Camarillo fire from Miramar Drive. 

UPDATE 9:45 p.m.: Pacific Coast Highway is closed between the intersections of Mulholland Highway and Las Posas Road due to the Springs fire, according to the California Highway Patrol. 


UPDATE 7:55 p.m.: A 10-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between Yerba Buena Road and Las Posas Road in Ventura County has been closed again due to the Springs Fire in Camarillo. 


 

UPDATE: 3:05 p.m.: A 10-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between Yerba Buena Road and Las Posas Road in Ventura County has been re-opened, according to a tweet by the California Highway Patrol. The area was being threatened by the ongoing Camarillo fire. 

“#SpringsFire Update: PCH will be opening soon. Caltrans will remain on scene in case PCH needs to be closed again.— CHP Southern Div. (@CHPsouthern) May 2, 2013”


UPDATE, 1:50 p.m.: L.A. County Firefighters put out a small spot fire in Calabasas, at 12:32 p.m. The fire was reported at 12:23 p.m. near the intersection of Lost Hills Road and Meadows Creek Lane in Calabasas, Supervisor Bryan Webb said.

Webb said it was unclear whether the spot fire was related to the raging Springs fire in Camarillo, which has scorched 6,500 acres.

While record heat is currently recorded in Camarillo, as of 1:50 the temperature in Malibu was 68 degrees and wind was 14 mph, according to Weather.com. 


UPDATE, 12:52 p.m.: A 10-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway has been shut down between Las Posas and Yerba Buena roads north of Neptune’s Net restaurant at the county line, Ventura County officials confirmed. 

Las Posas to Calleguas Creek Road has also been shut down.


Ventura County fire officials are bracing for the worst as strong winds and dry conditions continue pushing a raging brushfire in Camarillo toward Pacific Coast Highway and the Pacific Ocean.

Heavy Santa Ana winds, heavy amounts of dry brush and low humidity are fueling the Springs fire, which had burned 2,200 acres in Camarillo and Newbury Park as of 12 p.m. on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported

The fire is 0% contained and 500 firefighters were said to be battling the flames.

California Highway Patrol officials are also considering closing a 10-mile stretch of PCH near the Ventura County Line, NBC reported.

The fire has led State Parks officials to close down Point Mugu State Park in Malibu as a precautionary measure. Approximately 100 people were evacuated from the park’s visitor and campground area, District Supt. Craig Sap said.