Immediate evacuations issued as California fire rages

The Ventura County Fire Department has issued immediate evacuation orders as the so-called Springs Fire rages on in California:

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Update - IMMEDIATE EVACUATIONS! South side of Potrero Rd. from Reino Rd. east to 930 W. Potrero Rd., including Hidden Valley Rd. south.

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UPDATE - The air attack on the Springs Fire now consists of 8 water-dropping helicopters and 6 fixed-wing air... http://t.co/vyYV4ezzsL

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US wildfire 60% contained

A fierce wildfire that threatened 4,000 homes northwest of Los Angeles is now 60% contained after milder weather conditions. The Ventura County Fire Department expects to begin de-mobilising firefighters today and has lifted all evacuation orders.