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Apartment Fire Displaces Four People, Evacuates Dozens on South Coast

Authorities are investigating the cause of an overnight apartment fire that displaced four people and led to evacuations of dozens more on the South Coast.

Ventura County Fire officials say the fire started around 2:30 Saturday morning in the 400 block of East Clara Street in Port Hueneme. About 60 people were evacuated from the building. The fire that was confined to a single 1,000-foot apartment unit was knocked down by firefighters in less than 20 minutes.

The Red Cross was called in to assist four residents who became displaced after their unit was damaged by the fire. The other evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes.

This fire comes just over a month after an early morning apartment fire in Port Hueneme left a father and his young son dead.

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