On 04/09/2022 at 08:08 am the Ventura County Fire Communication Center (FCC) received multiple calls of a brush fire in the area of Harbor Blvd x Santa Clara River.
A brush fire response was dispatched to the area and the first arriving fire resource reported a 50’x50’ brush fire in heavy fuel. Fire department resources initiated a quick and aggressive fire attack which kept the fire to an area of approximately ¼ acre.
Due to limited access to the seat of the fire, a firefighting helicopter was used to slow and extinguish the main body of the fire. All immediate threats to life and property were mitigated promptly and fire crews achieved 100% extinguishment after approximately 2 hours. No injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported
because of this incident.
The Ventura Fire Department would like to remind the public that California law requires that homeowners and businesses to clear out flammable materials such as brush or vegetation around all structures to a distance of 100’ which creates a defensible space buffer.