Emergency crews respond to brush fire turned structure fire

On December 3, fire units were dispatched to a reported brush fire that was quickly determined to be a structure fire in the 2000 block of Cayuse Lane. Firefighters arrived within 8 minutes of dispatch and found a single story/single family home with fire and smoke showing from the attic. Firefighters extinguished the fire with a coordinated effort of vertical and horizontal ventilation to keep the fire from spreading throughout the structure.

The aerial device proved crucial to stop the spread of the fire throughout the attic. Salvage efforts were immediately deployed to reduce the damage from a working attic fire. The fire was controlled 20 minutes after units arrived on scene and the house was confirmed to have no victims inside but, a cat was rescued inside the home. Ventura City Fire units were assisted by Ventura County Fire Department, Oxnard Fire Department, as well as Ventura Police Department

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