Springs Fire Prompts School Closures in Ventura County

By Samantha Tata
|  Friday, May 3, 2013  |  Updated 7:03 AM PDT
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The university and the neighborhood around it were still evacuated hours after the first orders were given, prompted by a threatening 8,000-acre wildfire. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on May 2, 2013.

Jane Yamamoto, Edwin Calderon

The university and the neighborhood around it were still evacuated hours after the first orders were given, prompted by a threatening 8,000-acre wildfire. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on May 2, 2013.

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A massive, growing wildfire in Ventura County has forced the closure of California State University Channel Islands in the area of the Springs Fire, according to an announcement from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

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