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Structure Fire
updated: Dec 02, 2012, 10:02 AM

By Ventura FD

Date: December 2, 2012

Incident Number: 12-0071759

Information Contact: Tony Hill, Battalion Chief

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Date/Time of Incident: December 2, 2012, 05:41am

Incident Location: 400 Block West Simpson

Cause: Human factors

Injuries: None

Number of Personnel: 4

Fire Equipment: 1 Paramedic Engine, 1 Command

Agencies Involved: Ventura City Fire

Damage Estimate: $250 to contents

Fire Protection Systems Present: Smoke alarm

Narrative: On the above date and time, Ventura City Fire units were dispatched to a reported structure fire. First arriving Engine Company reported a smoke charged residence; as they accessed the building they noted smoke coming from the kitchen area. Firefighters found products in an oven broiler burning. After extinguishing the fire and removing the smoke, investigation revealed that a vacuum cleaner filter was placed in the oven to dry.

Fire cause was determined to be from combustible material in the oven. Damage was limited to the oven unit and smoke damage inside the residence. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Due to HIPAA we are prevented from disclosing an individual's protected health information (PHI). We may not release information regarding patient's names, DOB, address, SS# or medical status.

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