1. Wide pan of street with thick smoke in background
2. Helicopter dropping water on fire
3. Resident standing on roof of house
4. Wide shot of residents battling flames with garden hoses
5. Various of residents using garden hoses to battle flames
6. SOUNDBITE (English): Eric Bruton, resident:
"They haven't been able to bring in any fire crews but the helicopters are doing a really good job knocking it down. So we're just trying to keep the hillside wet so we can keep it away from the houses which are right here about 50 feet (15 metres) away."
7. Helicopter dumping water on fire
8. Group of residents watching fire
9. SOUNDBITE (English): Wendy Kuns, resident:
"Well I woke up around five o'clock this morning and I smelt smoke. I live on a street a couple of streets over and the fire trucks started showing up and the helicopters but they contained it over in our area. So then I went up higher to help the people that were in jeopardy and we've been wetting down their houses."
10. Wide pan of house and smoke behind
11. Various of firefighter with hose
12. SOUNDBITE (English): Tom Weathersby, resident:
"Well, the most intense part was when a neighbour said the eucalyptus trees were on fire, and that's when I kind of freaked out. But it was a false alarm. It didn't get much closer."
Pushed by fierce winds, a wildfire in the US state of California tripled in size to nearly 1,500 acres on Friday and crept toward large hillside homes where residents were told to stand by for possible evacuation.
The blaze was reported around 3:30 am (1130 GMT) in the School Canyon area between Ventura and Ojai, about 60 miles (km) northwest of Los Angeles, fire officials said.
By midmorning, a wall of flames as high as 30 feet (10 metres) snaked along hillsides and thick, black smoke hovered over homes.
In just a few hours, the fire grew from 500 acres to 1,487 acres in the hilly, rocky area containing numerous oil pumps.
Despite strong winds, water-dropping helicopters were called in to assist hundreds of firefighters who were protecting the neighbourhoods.
But the shifting winds and gusts up to 45 mph (72 kph) posed problems for fire crews.
From the air, firefighters could be seen dousing the foliage surrounding some homes as flames closed in.
Most of southern California was under a red flag warning, which advises of warm, windy and dry conditions that could lead to explosive fire growth.