Reuters

Already, 10,000 acres of the Los Angeles area have been torched.

Wildfires are spreading quickly across Ventura County, California. Already, 10,000 acres of the area around Los Angeles have been torched -- and that's just since the fire started Thursday morning.

Fire fighters have been working diligently, but it looks like the flames are still less than 10 percent contained.

 According to The Atlantic Wire:

There have been no casualties reported, but 15 homes have been damaged, including several motorhomes that were destroyed, and many more are in danger. Over 1,000 firefighters have been called into deal with the blaze, which is being fed by years of dead vegetation and deep undergrowth. One fire chief told The Los Angeles Times that the area hasn't seen a major fire in 20 years, which means there's plenty of forest lying around to burn.

 Below, some incredible early images from the blaze:

The Springs Fire burns in the early morning near Pacific Coast Highway at Point Mugu State Park. A wind-driven wildfire raging along the California coast north of Los Angeles prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes and a university campus on Thursday as flames engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles near threatened neighborhoods. (Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)



A fire engine is parked on Pacific Coast Highway as the Springs Fire burns in the hills at Point Mugu State Park. A wind-driven wildfire raging along the California coast north of Los Angeles prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes and a university campus on Thursday as flames engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles near threatened neighborhoods. (Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)


Firefighters stand on a bluff as the Springs Fire burns in the early morning near Pacific Coast Highway at Point Mugu State Park. A wind-driven wildfire raging along the California coast north of Los Angeles prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes and a university campus on Thursday as flames engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles near threatened neighborhoods. (Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)

 

A firefighter monitors a flare up of the Springs Fire at Point Mugu State Park. A wind-driven wildfire raging along the California coast north of Los Angeles prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes and a university campus on Thursday as flames engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles near threatened neighborhoods. (Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)



 

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