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Structure Fire
updated: Jan 12, 2013, 11:33 AM

Source: Ventura County Fire Department

Incident Number: 13-0002234

Information Contact: John Van Mannekes, Battalion Chief

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Date/Time of Incident: January 11, 2013 , 16:12

Incident Location: 577 San Clemente Street

Cause: Radiated heat from floor heater causing pyrolysis to floor joist.

Injuries: None

Number of Personnel: 30

Fire Equipment: 5 Paramedic Engines, 1 Paramedic Truck, 1 Truck, 1 Light and Air

Unit, 2 Command, 1 Ambulance, 1 EMS Supervisor

Agencies Involved: Ventura City Fire Dept., Ventura County Fire Dept., Fillmore Fire

Dept., American Medical Response, Ventura City Police Dept.

Structure Damage Estimate: $40,000 Contents Damage Estimate: $15,000

Fire Protection Systems Present: Smoke Detectors

Narrative: On the above date and time, Ventura City Fire Units responded to a reported structure fire in a local residential area. Upon arrival, first arriving units found smoke showing from under a structure. Firefighters entered the residence and after completing a primary and secondary search for occupants, extinguished a fire in the subfloor of the structure. Firefighters protected the adjoining residences in the structure and provided ventilation. In addition, Firefighters remained on scene to overhaul the fire; ensuring that it was completely out. A Fire Investigator was called to the scene and determined that the cause of the fire was radiated heat from a floor heater, causing pyrolysis to the floor joist. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

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