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 a restaurant. The business was in operation at the time of the incident and all occupants were evacuated safely. Fire resources initiated a quick and aggressive fire attack which kept the fire to the area of origin. Fire damage was contained to an area approximately 5’x5’ with minor extension to the framework of a skylight. Upon further investigation, it was determined that hot smoldering material after a roof repair contributed to the fire.
Property losses are estimated to be $10,000. No firefighters or civilians were injured as a result of this incident.
The Ventura City Fire Department would like to remind all business owners to ensure that they have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in addition to having an effective evacuation plan.
Photo Credits: Ventura City Fire Department