New wildfire threatening Southern California

Wind-driven fires rip through California
Image of the Hill Fire burning in Ventura County.

A mass shooting claimed the lives of 12 people in Thousand Oaks, California on Wednesday night. Now a brush fire is threatening the surrounding area.

Smoke could be seen over the area where a vigil will be held tonight for the victims of the shooting at the Borderline Bar <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>& Grill./ppDubbed the “Hill Fire,” the blaze quickly spread to cover between 8,000 and 10,000 acres on Thursday, according to Ventura County Fire Department officials./ppResidents took to social media to share their views of the flames nearly consuming the hillside in Newbury Park, which borders Thousand Oaks to the west./ppMandatory evacuation orders were issued for California State University Channel Islands and for the Camarillo Springs area, according to Ventura County Fire Department officials./ppThe 101 Freeway is closed in both directions as more than 165 firefighters battle the flames./ppThe Hill Fire ignited around 2 p.m. local time in the area of Hill Canyon in Santa Rosa, according to Ventura County Fire Department officials./ppCal State Channel Islands has ordered a mandatory evacuation of the campus due to the fire, and all classes and activities have been canceled this evening, according to a news release from campus officials./ppPoint Mugu Naval Base, located near Oxnard, is also under voluntary evacuation. The base supports 80 tenant commands, with a base population of over 19,000 personnel, according to its website.