Firefighters from the San Diego region are on the front lines of a 10,000-acre wildfire, which has topped a ridge and reached the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County.
Fire Capt. Bill Nash says the fire, dubbed the Springs Fire, reached the PCH -- which had been closed for the second time in a day -- at about 9 p.m. Thursday night.
Nash says the wildfire is still growing and the 10 percent containment the department had cited earlier was likely to be reduced.
By sunset firefighters had gained ground against the blaze that broke out along U.S. 101 and threatened 2,000 homes.