Structure Fire Report – Balboa Middle School

Date Of Release: 09/03/2021

Fire Incident Number: 21-0075288        

Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Matt Brock

Incident Type: Structure Fire report – Balboa Middle School

Date/Time of Incident: 09:35 am, 09/03/2021

Incident Location: 247 S. Hill Rd, Ventura, CA – Balboa Middle School

Cause/Origin: HVAC – electrical problem

Injuries Reported: None       

Units Committed On-Scene: 2-Medic Engines, Medic Ladder Truck, Battalion Chief

Total Fire Personnel On-Scene: 11

Agencies Involved: Ventura City Fire, Oxnard Fire, Ventura County Fire, VUSD

Narrative: Fire units from Ventura City, Oxnard, and Ventura County Fire departments responded to a reported structure fire at Balboa Middle School. Units arrived to find the school in session and being evacuated due to the smell of smoke in a classroom. Upon investigation it was determined that the motor of a roof mounted heating and air-conditioning unit had overheated sending light smoke and odor of electrical burning into a single classroom. The HVAC unit was isolated with the help of school district personnel on scene and no further damage was found. The classroom was cleared and deodorized by fire personnel. No injuries were reported. School district maintenance personnel were on scene to ensure proper repairs to the HVAC unit.

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