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2 Fire Incidents
updated: Jan 14, 2013, 9:36 AM

Source: Ventura County Fire Department

Date of Media Release: 1/14/13

Incident Number: 13-0002830

Information Contact: Jack Hansen, Battalion Chief

Incident Type: Outside Fire and Structure Fire

Date/Time of Incident: 1/14/13 @ 02:56 AM

Incident Location: 400 Block of Ramona

Cause: Under Investigation

Injuries: None Reported

Number of Personnel: 7

Fire Equipment: 2 Engines, 1 Fire Investigator, 1 Command

Agencies Involved: Ventura City Fire and Police Departments

Narrative: Ventura City Fire was dispatched to a reported dumpster fire in the Ventura Avenue area.

The first arriving unit discovered a trash enclosure structure, tree and power pole involved in fire. A vehicle parked in the vicinity was being damaged from heat. Firefighters initiated an aggressive attack on the fire and were able to stop the extension of the fire and knock down the majority of the flames. The crew remained on scene and completed overhaul. A Fire Investigator and VPD conducted and investigation of the incident.

While investigating the cause of this fire, VPD discovered a fire had occurred in a garage across the street from this incident. Firefighters investigated the structure and found a fire extinguished by local bystanders. Complete extinguishment was confirmed and extension into adjoining units was ruled out by firefighters utilizing a thermal imaging device. This incident is also under investigation by Ventura Fire and Police Departments.

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