The Guiberson fire between Fillmore and Moorpark in southern California grew to about 8,500 acres Tuesday night.
The fire has crossed highway 23 and is burning between highways 126 and 118. Fire officials ordered more evacuations Wednesday morning while weather forecasters predicted that the high today in Fillmore will reach 100, the humidity will bottom out at 11%, and the santa ana winds will blow at 17 mph with gusts up to 24. The winds should decrease to less than 8 mph after 1 p.m.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Ventura County.
On Tuesday the fire spread quickly across the hills south of Fillmore, blackening grass and light brush that has burned in previous fires in the last 10 years.