Ventura Vegetation Fire
updated: Jul 29, 2012, 8:05 PM
By Ventura FD
Date: July 29, 2012
Incident Number: 12-43890
Information Contact: Doug Miser, Battalion Chief - 339-4300
Incident Type: Vegetation Fire
Date/Time of Incident: July 29, 2012, 1530 hrs
Incident Location: Ventura River Bottom
(general location-100 block)
Cause: under investigation
Injuries: None reported
# Personnel: 84
Fire Equipment: 14 Engines, 2 Water Tenders, 2 Hand Crews, 7 Command, 1
Agencies Involved: Ventura City Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department, Cal
Fire, CA State Parks, Ventura PD, CHP, Cal Trans, Union Pacific Railroad
Damage Estimate: N/A
Fire Protection Systems Present: N/A
Narrative: Ventura Fire Department responded to reports of a vegetation fire in the Ventura River bottom near the 101 Fwy. Upon arrival, crews found heavy fire activity threatening the 101 fwy at the 33 fwy interchange.
Due to the remote area, crews had lengthy hose-lays to reach the fire. This incident caused the 101 fwy southbound and transition roads from the 33 fwy to be shut down for over 2 hours due to fire and smoke hazards.
At one point, spot fires occurred in the Cal Trans storage yard across the bike path and resources were diverted to protect structures in that area. After a concerted effort to protect the freeway, railroad and natural resources, the fire was contained at an estimated three acres.
The cause remains under investigation.
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