H-VENTURA COUNTY

Apr 8, 2013 8:58 PM by Associated Press

Wildfire bears down on Ventura County homes

FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in Ventura County is burning through an orchard and bearing down on homes in the city of Fillmore, where TV news helicopter footage showed one house already burning.

County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery tells KNBC-TV that firefighters are trying to get ahead of the blaze that is being pushed by hard winds Monday and had come within about a quarter-mile of a small housing development.

Lindbery urged people whose homes are in the line of fire to grab their valuables and get out.

He did not immediately know the fire's size, or how many homes were threatened or evacuated.

The blaze began as a mobile home fire at about 4:30 p.m. then spread to the orchard.

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