Ventura Fire investigators say the mechanical failure of a bathroom ceiling fan is responsible for a mobile home fire which left three people injured.
The fire happened just before 6 a.m. Saturday, on the 11000 block of Darling Road, in Ventura. Ventura firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke, and fire in the home, but firefighters plunged in after neighbors said they thought there might be someone inside. Fortunately, the home was empty.
The home’s resident, as well as two neighbors had to be treated for smoke inhalation, with the resident taken to a hospital for further treatment. Firefighters were able to knock down the blaze before it spread to neighboring units.