A 180-degree shift in the winds have sent firefighters scrambling, shifting their positions. The winds are now sending smoke into Simi Valley and the northern San Fernando Valley.
Temps have fallen to the mid-80s while humidity has risen to 25%. That’s usually good news for firefighters, but the shift in winds has triggered a new wave of evacuations, and new fire dangers in areas where homeowners thought they were safe.
The San Miguel housing area at Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu is being evacuated.
Horses, goats and other animals are being evacuated to the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
Residents in Hidden Valley - an equestrian ranch neighborhood - and the area around Portrero Road and White Stallion Road have been ordered to evacuate. A small number of ridge homes in Newberry Park said to be in imminent danger. The fire moving toward Sherwood Lake.
Evacuations in Sycamore Canyon, Broome Ranch, La Jolla Canyon, along Deer Canyon Road and Yerba Buena Road remain in effect.
This has now shifted the dynamics of the Springs fire to a fuel-driven, rather an a wind-driven blaze.
8 helicopters, and 6 fixed-wing tankers are now battling the blaze along with more than 900 firefighters.