Fire units were dispatched to a reported vegetation fire threatening structures. Units arrived to find a growing fire in a watershed barranca. Fire crews made an aggressive attack on the fire and thankfully prevented spread to nearby buildings. Several medical offices, restaurants and a
charter high school were evacuated and closed temporarily by the fire.
The fire originated in an area that is utilized as a flood control channel and is posted “No Trespassing”.
No responsible party was identified, and the exact cause is under investigation. Aid was provided to the city of Ventura from the Ventura County and Oxnard Fire Departments including a 20–person wild–land hand crew to help with fully extinguishing the fire in the heavy vegetation. Telegraph Rd between Day Rd. and Bryn Mar St. was closed to through traffic for several hours.
Fire Incident Number: 22–0010766
Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Matt Brock
Incident Type: Vegetation fire threatening structures
Date/Time of Incident: 02/03/2022, 12:21 pm
Incident Location: 5000 blk of Telegraph Rd. Ventura, CA 93003
Cause/Origin: under investigation
Injuries Reported: None
Units Committed On–Scene: 21
Total Fire Personnel On–Scene: 106
Agencies Involved: Ventura City Fire, Oxnard Fire, Ventura County Fire,
1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura, California 93003 805–339–4300