Narrative: On April 14th at 3:08PM, the Ventura County Fire Communication Center received multiple 911 calls of commercial building on f ire. Fire personnel arrived on scene within minutes of the initial call and found a large amount of smoke coming from the front of a small commercial building.
Fire personnel ensured that no occupants were inside the commercial building and began an aggressive fire attack to contain the f ire to the area of origin. Firefighters knocked down and extinguished the f ire within 20 minutes of the initial 911 call and a primary/secondary search of the building confirmed that there were no victims in the occupancy at the time of the incident.
The Incident Commander coordinated with the owner of the building and various supportive resources to determine the final disposition of the involved structure.
No injuries were reported at the time of the incident and the estimated damage to the structure was one hundred thousand dollars ($50,000) and personal property losses were estimated to be fifty thousand dollars ($25,000).
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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.