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Ventura County given a Red Flag Warning

Ventura County given a Red Flag Warning

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is currently monitoring fire-prone weather expected to impact Ventura County late Sunday night through Tuesday evening. During this timeframe, there is an increased possibility of power outages and wildfires. Residents are being asked to take steps now to plan and prepare for this period of concern. For additional […]

City of Ventura | Crew puts out Apartment Building Fire

City of Ventura | Crew puts out Apartment Building Fire

On June 24, 2020 at 8:52 AM Ventura City Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire in the 100 block of Kellogg St.  First arriving firefighters discovered a single story four-unit apartment building with one unit fully involved in fire.  The fire was contained to the unit of origin and extinguished. Adjacent […]

Firefighters Quickly Beat Down Blaze at Abandoned Casa Sirena

Firefighters Quickly Beat Down Blaze at Abandoned Casa Sirena

By George Miller Before 6 am on Monday, a fire burned on the north end of the long-abandoned Casa Sirena hotel on Peninsula Road at Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, but was quickly brought under control, then extinguished. The response was overwhelming, as units from multiple fire stations in Oxnard and even from the county dept […]

Fire burns on Teacher’s Desk at Ventura High School

Fire burns on Teacher’s Desk at Ventura High School

On February 27 at 7:42 AM, Ventura City Fire Department responded to a report of smoke inside a classroom at Ventura High School.  When Firefighters arrived on scene, they discovered a smoldering fire on top of a teacher’s desk.  The fire appeared to have burned itself out after burning through the desk and consuming most […]

Ventura Fire Department put out blaze at local restaurant

Ventura Fire Department put out blaze at local restaurant

On January 7th at the Ventura County Fire Communication Center received multiple calls to report a roof fire on a commercial building. A structure response from the Ventura City Fire Dept was dispatched to the 2600 block of E Thompson Blvd and the first arriving fire resource found moderate smoke coming from the roof of […]

Ventura Man under the influence sets fire to curtains

Ventura Man under the influence sets fire to curtains

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On December 14th at 8:41 AM officers responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Rexford St., to assist Ventura City Fire personnel who were on scene of a structure fire and requesting an emergency police response. After fire personnel arrived on scene, it was determined the resident […]

Ventura | Fire on Topa Topa Drive

Ventura | Fire on Topa Topa Drive

Firefighters responded to multiple reports of a residence on fire. The first arriving crew discovered a single family residential structure with heavy smoke emitting from the garage. Firefighters launched an attack on the fire with additional crews searching the uninvolved areas of the home for victims and extension of the fire. Early detection and reporting […]

Fire in Ventura

Fire in Ventura

On November 19 on 4:46 PM multiple 911 call were received at the Fire Communication Center to report a residential structure fire. Fire personnel arrived on scene within minutes of the initial calls and found a single-story multi-unit apartment building with moderate smoke coming from the front windows of a rear unit. Fire personnel ensured […]

SCE – Power Shutoff – Electrical Circuits Countywide

SCE – Power Shutoff – Electrical Circuits Countywide

Southern California Edison LNO Circuit List with Periods of Concern Chart  As of Tuesday 10/29/2019 Circuit List All Counties Report #1 at 11:00 Period of Concern County Incorporated City/Cities Unincorporated Communities/Areas Circuit(s) Circuit Notification Status 10/29 Tuesday 10/30 Wednesday Ventura Fillmore Sespe Village; Keith Oak Village ANGUS Update  0900-1800 Ventura Moorpark ANTON Update 0900-1800 Ventura […]

Flashback: Here’s How The NYT Reacted To Similar Amazon Fires More Than 30 Years Ago

Flashback: Here’s How The NYT Reacted To Similar Amazon Fires More Than 30 Years Ago

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter   The Amazon rainforest is burning, but 1988 reporting from The New York Times shows this is no new phenomenon. Farmers and settlers have started fires for years to clear spaces for their crops. Celebrities bewail the burning forests with random pictures from the internet, claiming the Amazon forests […]

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