On Nov.6, at 1:50pm, Ventura City Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in a large apartment complex located at 1300 Saratoga Ave. with reports of people screaming and trapped victims. As fire units arrived, they found a second story end unit apartment well involved in fire and Ventura PD evacuating adjacent apartments. Fire fighters controlled the fire within 16 minutes and performed a primary search of the involved apartment. No persons were trapped as a result of the fire and all residents of the 16-unit building got out safely. Firefighters overhauled the involved area, including the attic and adjacent units to ensure the fire was completely out.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Eight adults and 4 children were displaced as a result of the fire.