Ventura Firefighters put out another blaze close to train trestle

stuff arial, pilule sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Ventura City Firefighters responded into to the Ventura River Friday morning for a ¼ acre fire that was the result of an unattended vagrant encampment fire.

sales arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>The fire spread through the brush and consumed vegetation surrounding the waterfront and burned towards the train trestle.

Firefighters contained the fire in an hour and a half. Firefighters discovered numerous encampments filled with trash and various debris.

No suspect was located. The fire was located in the State Parks and is within the State jurisdiction.

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William "Bill" Hicks
William "Bill" Hicks
4 years ago

What potential impact does SOAR have on vagrant encampments? If we can’t build tract homes in “open Space,” why are vagrants allowed to encamp on such land?