On Dec.17, at 3:28pm, Ventura City Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 300 Block of Jones St. First arriving fire units found a fully involved single family home with all residents out and Ventura Police Officers evacuating adjacent homes. Firefighters initiated suppression efforts and extinguished the fire 20 minutes after arrival on scene. Two additional homes were initially threatened by the fire but were unharmed because of the fire suppression efforts.
On Dec.18, at 3:16pm, Fire units were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire 4600 blk of Rossini Lane. Units arrived to find a growing fire inside an occupied apartment. Fire crews made an aggressive attack on the fire and thankfully prevented spread to other near by apartments. The fire originated in a HVAC unit and exact cause is currently under investigation. Residents are reminded to always have a working smoke detector in any living space and to never leave any open flame such as a candle unattended.