Ventura City Fire Department responds to fire burning in Ventura River bottom adjacent to Ventura County Fairgrounds

fire (1)On Nov.23, at 9:25am the Ventura City Fire Department received a report of a fire burning in the Ventura River bottom adjacent to the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a 75’ x 100’ fire burning in the aforementioned location. Firefighters extinguished and overhauled the fire with hand tools and water achieving full containment 2 hours after the initial report. The cause of the fire was determined to be an escaped warming fire from a nearby homeless encampment. No firefighters were injured as a result of this incident.

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