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Ventura | Crew Puts Out Fire at Target in Pacific View Mall

Ventura | Crew Puts Out Fire at Target in Pacific View Mall

Fire crews responded to a reported structure fire at the Target store in the Pacific View Mall. Upon arrival, firefighters found the store evacuated and proceeded to a second story storeroom where employees had used extinguishers and the automatic sprinkler system had kept the fire in check. Firefighters confirmed the blaze was extinguished and shut […]

Ventura Fire Department Rescues Body Boarder

Ventura Fire Department Rescues Body Boarder

On October 5th at 2:43PM Ventura Fire units with ocean rescue swimmers aboard were dispatched to a missing body boarder. Upon the arrival of a Ventura Harbor Patrol boat, the victim was located on top of the South Jetty. The victim climbed onto the jetty due to being stuck in a rip current. Ventura City […]

Gas Leak – Downtown Ventura

Gas Leak – Downtown Ventura

Ventura City fire crews responded to a reported gas leak. The first arriving crew discovered a large diameter distribution gas line was ruptured during installation of fiber optic line by a private contractor. Fire crews isolated the area and restricted entry while simultaneously using monitoring equipment to detect gas levels and controlling ignition sources. Residences […]

Driver rescued from accident in Ventura

Driver rescued from accident in Ventura

In the early morning hours of July 30th Ventura City Fire and Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle accident with trapped victims.  When fire crews arrived they discovered a single vehicle involving a passenger van that had hit a traffic signal pole; two occupants were in the vehicle at the time […]

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 […]

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 […]

Second Fire Near Ventura Homeless Encampments

Second Fire Near Ventura Homeless Encampments

A second start occurred just after 1pm on June 30th Saturday afternoon. The fire burned an area adjacent to the burn yesterday and consumed more encampment items that had been abandoned. The cause of the second fire today was unknown; Ventura Fire Department has been patrolling the area for the past 24 hours with no […]

Ventura Crews Put Out Brush Fire Near Homeless Encampments

Ventura Crews Put Out Brush Fire Near Homeless Encampments

On June 29th at 12:52 PM, Ventura City Fire Department was dispatched to multiple reports of a fire burning in the Santa Clara river bed near the Ventura water treatment plant.  First arriving firefighters reported a well-established fire burning in vegetation around several homeless encampments.  Firefighters used  three – 20 person hand crews, a water […]

Ventura Crews put out fires | Suspected they were deliberately set in area of Vagrant Activity

Ventura Crews put out fires | Suspected they were deliberately set in area of Vagrant Activity

Fire and Police units responded to multiple vegetation and rubbish fires, intentionally set in rapid succession within small geographic areas. Fires occurred at various locations between Harbor/Olivas & Telephone/Portola, in areas prevalent with vagrant related activity. No structures or property were significantly damaged, and no injuries were reported, at the time of this release. An […]

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 […]

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