Burning UpSpring Fire Rage in Southern California (Photos)The Daily Beast05.03.13Burning UpSpring Fire Rage in Southern California (Photos)More than 6,500 acres along the California coast are already engulfed as a fire blazes just north of Hollywood. See photos of the Golden State in flames.The Daily Beast05.03.13 4:10 PM ETJonathan Alcorn/Reuters, via Landov The California fire season is off to a blazing start. 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. On Thursday morning alone, flames engulfed more than 6,500 acres in a matter of hours. See photos of the Golden State in flames. Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters, via Landov The blaze, dubbed the Springs Fire, rages along the Pacific Ocean north of the Ventura County line. Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters, via Landov A firefighter battles to protect a CalTrans Maintenance Station and Fuel Depot from the Springs Fire near the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Gene Blevins/Reuters, via Landov USA-FIRE/CALIFORNIAA trailer is engulfed in flames as the wildfire pushes toward the coast in Camarillo. Kevork Djansezian/Getty A strawberry farm catches on fire near the California State University Channel Islands. Mark J. Terrill/AP A water-dropping helicopter gets ready to make a drop on a fire burning in Point Mugu State Park. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Firefirghters put out hot spots on a hillside in Newbury Park. Kevork Djansezian/Getty A firefighter prepares to take on the blaze in Camarillo. Gene Blevins/Reuters, via Landov A deer runs away from flames in the hills of Camarillo. Gene Blevins/Reuters, via Landov A helicopter makes a water drop in Camarillo. Gene Blevins/Reuters, via Landov Homes in the Camarillo Springs area face danger as the fire continues to spread. Kevork Djansezian/Getty A firefighter contends with a a wall of fire in Camarillo. Temperatures in the area are expected to top out at 90 or even 100 degrees Friday, with wind gusts up to 45mph, leading officials to fear even more spreading and damage.