A California wildfire has been blazing out of control for 14 hours near Ventura County and on Thursday night it had made its way toward Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Camarillo Springs fire that begun at 7 a.m.. has charred at least 8,000 acres of vegetation, Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Bill Nash told KCAL-TV Channel 9.

After the sun went down, air operations were abandoned, leaving firefighters to battle the blaze with chainsaws, shovels and hose lines connected to fire engines. 

"We're fighting it the old fashioned down-and-dirty way with boots on the ground," Nash told KTLA-TV Channel 5.  "It's hot, dangerous dirty work."

Residents have been evacuated from the neighborhoods between neighborhoods between Thousand Oaks and Pacific Coast Highway. Authorities said the highway had to be closed for the second time Thursday night since the fire was blazing a mile from the coast.