On the above date and time Ventura City Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at Balboa Middle School. The First arriving engine company discovered a classroom at the rear of the school heavily involved in fire. Firefighters protected adjoining classrooms while suppressing the main body of the fire. The fire was held to the classroom of origin with two additional classrooms suffering heavy smoke damage. The fire was completely extinguished 40 minutes after the initial 911 call was made.
The cause of the fire is suspicious in nature and remains under investigation by Ventura City Fire. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.
Incident Number: 21-0061546
Information Contact: Tony Hill, Battalion Chief
Incident Type: Commercial Structure Fire
Date/Time of Incident: July 22 / 02:39
Incident Location: Mound Elementary School
Cause: Under Investigation
Number of Personnel: 32
Fire Equipment: 6 Engine Companies, 2 Support, 1 Command, 1 Fire Investigator
Agencies Involved: Ventura City Fire Department, Ventura County Fire, Oxnard Fire Department, Ventura Police Department