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Simi Valley PD Advisory: Road closures due to active brushfire.

Simi Valley PD Advisory: Road closures due to active brushfire.

The Simi Valley Police Department is advising of the following road closures: Los Angeles Avenue eastbound from Rory Lane to Kuehner Drive. Kuehner Drive from the Santa Susana Pass Road to the 118 Freeway. Please avoid traveling in the above mentioned areas to assist in the relief of traffic congestion caused by the fire.   […]

Ventura | Crew puts out Fire in Residence

Ventura | Crew puts out Fire in Residence

Ventura and Oxnard fire units responded to a reported structure fire. The first arriving crew found a two story residence with smoke in the interior. All occupants had appropriately evacuated the home after hearing a smoke alarm and seeing smoke. The crew investigated the source and found a fire that had been extinguished by a […]

Update | Hill Fire Prompts Mandatory Evacuations | Closes 101 Freeway at Conejo Grade

Update | Hill Fire Prompts Mandatory Evacuations | Closes 101 Freeway at Conejo Grade

#HillFire [update] at Hill Canyon Rd and Santa Rosa Rd, Santa Rosa Valley (Ventura County) per Ventura County Fire is now 10,000 acres. https://t.co/m9mxnWQh0T pic.twitter.com/MWOXL4vThd — CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) November 9, 2018 #WoolseyFire [update] at E St and Alfa Road Rd, south of Simi Valley (Ventura County) per @VCFD is now 2,000 acres. pic.twitter.com/91lvdPz7XH — […]

Suspect arrested in Ventura Structure Fire

Suspect arrested in Ventura Structure Fire

On 7/18/18 at 10:23 AM, the Ventura Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a residence in the 7000 block of Brannan Street.  Their investigation determined the cause of the fire was arson.  Ventura Police Major Crimes detectives assisted with the investigation and determined Katherine Britigan was responsible for starting the fire.  On 7/26/18 […]

Local Fire Departments Advise Emergency Preparedness

Local Fire Departments Advise Emergency Preparedness

By Lori Denman Many people in local Ventura communities think back to the nights of the Thomas Fire and may also regret a lack of preparedness. The Oxnard and Ventura Fire Departments personnel experienced many preventable mistakes during this particular disaster. Oxnard Fire Chief Darwin Base and Ventura Public Information Officer Steve Swindle shared messages […]

Fire on Brannan St. in Ventura

Fire on Brannan St. in Ventura

At approximately 10:23am a passerby on Brannan St. in East Ventura notified the Fire Command Center that black smoke was pouring from a window of a single story single family residence and it was unknown if anyone was inside. Fire personnel arrived on scene and forced open the door to the residence and commenced a […]

Fire destroys Simi Valley apartment

Fire destroys Simi Valley apartment

Simi Valley Police Department – Incident Press Release  .  On May 22, 2018, at 11:00 am, Simi Valley Police Officers responded to 1560 Patricia Avenue to assist the Ventura County Fire Department with an apartment fire.  . The renter was not present when the fire broke out and no humans were injured; however, a dog […]

Fire on the 101 Freeway — Ventura Crews Quickly Puts Out Trailer Fire

Fire on the 101 Freeway — Ventura Crews Quickly Puts Out Trailer Fire

Ventura City Fire units responded to a report of an overturned pickup truck and trailer on the 101 Freeway at Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:30 AM..  A trailer was on fire, with people trapped inside truck. First arriving unit reported all occupants out, two victims in need of medical care, and a toy-hauler travel trailer […]

“Fire Walk With Us” | A Fire Ecology Workshop featuring Richard Halsey and Lanny Kaufer 5-5-18

“Fire Walk With Us” | A Fire Ecology Workshop featuring Richard Halsey and Lanny Kaufer 5-5-18

Following his sold-out presentation in February, chaparral ecologist and author Richard Halsey will return to Ojai to join native plant guide Lanny Kaufer for a fire ecology field workshop on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. entitled “Fire Walk With Us” (with apologies to David Lynch’s 1992 film of a similar name). This event […]

Facing complications, many Santa Rosa fire victims decide to move on

Facing complications, many Santa Rosa fire victims decide to move on

LOS ANGELES—Like so many fire victims who escaped with nothing but their lives, 68-year-old Dorothea Shipp had decided to leave California. She’d been traumatized by the catastrophic fire …