Ventura County, Calif., reports #SpringsFire 75 percent contained; Rain brings relief!/CAL_FIRE/status/331198148213096448

Good news. Full containment of the Ventura County, Calif., Springs Fire is expected Monday. The blaze raged from Thousands Oaks to the Pacific Ocean.

A friend of mine took this photo of the #Springsfire Great shot of #California.…

— 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:

@vcfd: A Dos Vientos thank you … God bless our #firefighters!#dosvientos #venturacounty #grateful #springsfire…

— 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

Thank You to the Firefighters that saved ALL the homes at CSUCI.#springfire #calfire #vcfd

— 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.

#CAFire RT @usatoday: Calif. blaze could signal difficult wildfire season

— FireInfoGirl (@FireInfoGirl) May 5, 2013

And be informed:

Good article about air tankers written by @jakobrodgers… #wildfire #airtanker

— Wildfire Today (@wildfiretoday) April 28, 2013

Via @wadnr_fireWildfire season is heating up. A word of warning from Fire Officials. Please take these steps.

— Shaniqua Manning (@ShaniquaManning) May 6, 2013

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