On July 13, at noon, fire units were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 3000 block of Porter Lane near the Pacific View Mall, with a person on the roof. Ventura Police Department quickly responded and apprehended the suspect on scene prior to Fire Department’s arrival.
Firefighters arrived within 4 mins of dispatch and found a single story/single family home with heavy fire and smoke showing. firefighters made entry to make an aggressive attack to extinguish the fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire with a coordinated effort of vertical and horizontal ventilation to keep the fire from spreading throughout the structure.
The fire was controlled 18 minutes after units arrived on scene and the house was confirmed to have no victims inside. Ventura City Fire units were assisted by Ventura Police Department as well as Ventura County Fire Department.
The 29-year-old man who was on the roof was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail for Arson of an inhabited dwelling.