[LA FEATURE]California Wildfires

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Coverage of brush fires across the state

No Imminent Danger of Landslides on PCH: Caltrans

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A plane used in helping put out the Springs Fire is seen flying over Pacific Coast Highway on Friday, May 3, 2013.

    Work crews were expected to install guardrails and fencing on a nearly 4-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway as a precaution against landslides from hillsides denuded by the Springs Fire, Caltrans officials said on Saturday.

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    Naval Base at Point Mugu Feels the Heat

    [LA] Naval Base at Point Mugu Feels the Heat
    The Springs fire scorched the fringe of a Naval Base Ventura County and damaged some facilities. But it was the smoke that caused the most trouble. Evacuations were lifted, but the area was open only to residents Friday. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from Point Mugu for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on May 3, 2013. (Published Saturday, May 4, 2013)

    There was no imminent danger of landslides along PCH in the Pt. Mugu area, but officials were taking no chances after a 28,000-acre brush fire burned the hillsides that line the road, said Caltrans spokeswoman Lauren Wonder.

    "We're obviously trying to discourage people from going there," she said. "But if they do, we want them to use caution."

    Proud Homeowner Faced Springs Fire

    [LA] Proud Homeowner Faced Springs Fire
    The owner of an unusual round house in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu appeared to face the flames of the Springs Fire from his rooftop Friday. Rick Mecagni said his home was "much more than a house," and was built with wildfire in mind. Kim Baldonado reports from Camarillo for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on May 3, 2013. (Published Saturday, May 4, 2013)

    PCH between Las Posas Road and Mulholland Drive north of Malibu was temporarily shut down while flames approached the coast. The highway was reopened Friday night with California Highway Patrol officers escorting vehicles through.

    Plow trucks on Saturday, meanwhile, scooped up debris along the road. Caltrans officials expect to install guardrails and fencing along the 3.5-mile stretch within the next two weeks, Wonder said.

    28,000-Acre Springs Fire Is 30 Percent Contained

    [LA] 28,000-Acre Springs Fire Is 30 Percent Contained
    Firefighters continued to battle a major fire that broke out Thursday in Camarillo. Reggie Kumar reports for Today in LA Weekend on Saturday, May 4, 2013. (Published Saturday, May 4, 2013)

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