Ventura County, Calif., reports #SpringsFire 75 percent contained; Rain brings relief
Good news. Full containment of the Ventura County, Calif., Springs Fire is expected Monday. The blaze raged from Thousands Oaks to the Pacific Ocean.
— Matthew(@mkotz14) May 5, 2013
Fifteen homes were damaged. Six firefighters and one civilian were injured. Thankfully, there were no casualties.
More good news:
Update: Light rain is falling on the #Spring Fire
— Ventura County Fire (@VCFD) May 6, 2013
It’s raining, THANK GOD. #SpringsFire is 28k acres, 60% contained, with 1856 personnel (incl. 212 fire engines, 6 choppers).
— Michelle Lee (@mlee525) May 6, 2013
Grateful residents took to Twitter to convey their thanks to firefighters and first responders:
— Dave Barthmuss (@DaveBarthmuss) May 6, 2013
Amazing progress … thank you heroes. “@vcfd: Update: Springs fire 75% contained, 28,000 acres.”
— Kitty Alva(@HeyKitty) May 6, 2013
— Jim Moore (@m00retwitz) May 5, 2013
Big time props to VCFD #fire fighters and those who have come in to help. Monterey, Salt Lake City, Canada, all the rest….Thank You!
— Ken Burkhalter (@FMandBeyond) May 4, 2013
Unfortunately, wildfire season has just begun. Be prepared.
— FireInfoGirl (@FireInfoGirl) May 5, 2013
And be informed:
— Wildfire Today (@wildfiretoday) April 28, 2013
— Shaniqua Manning (@ShaniquaManning) May 6, 2013