Half Acre burned in Santa Paula Brush Fire at Welding Operation

On June 3rd at 1:54 PM Santa Paula Fire Units were dispatched to a Brush Fire in the river bottom  behind 600 Santa Maria St. 

Upon arrival, units found vegetation burning that was beginning to  spread easterly behind a 5 mph breeze from the west. Crews began an aggressive direct attack on the fire and were assisted by fire engine crews from Ventura County Fire and Ventura City Fire.

A county hand-crew also responded to assist with containment.  The Fire burned just over a half acre before containment. Crews remained on scene for approximately 2 hours completing mop up operations. Cause remains undermined but the initial caller reported welding operations may have ignited the fire. However workers on hand stated they had not performed welding since the prior day. Fire personnel advised workers on safety and precautions for welding operations adjacent to vegetation.

 

Photo Credits: Santa Paula Fire Department


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