ventura county fire

Ventura County firefighters make all kinds of rescues, but they did some this week which will probably be talked about for a long time.  Some firefighters used CPR and oxygen to revive some chickens overcome by smoke.

Firefighters are continuing to battle a 7500 acres brush fire in the San Fernando Valley, one that’s created concern over the possibility it could spread to Ventura County. The Saddleridge Fire extends from Sylmar to Porter Ranch, closing some major freeways and forcing about 100,000 evacuations. 

Fire crews battled a brush fire in Ventura County this weekend.

The Canyon Fire broke out on Saturday in the Piru area of the Los Padres National Forest.

(Ventura County Fire Department Photo)

Fire investigators say a brush fire which blackened about 50 acres of land in Ventura County appears to have started accidentally.

Three spot blazes were reported at about 2:45 Tuesday afternoon on the north side of Highway 101 near Camarillo Springs.

They grew into one fire, which was named the Grade Incident. Firefighters aided by helicopters helped slow the spread of the fire, which put up a huge cloud of smoke. The growth of the fire was stopped in about 90 minutes, but firefighters were on the scene overnight doing mopup work.

Firefighters are mopping up a 30 acre brush fire which caused a scare in the Conejo Valley, and snarled traffic on the 101 Freeway.

The blaze started just after 11 a.m., on the south side of Highway 101 near Rancho Road.  A brisk wind quickly blew the flames up a brush and chaparral covered hillside.  Firefighters were able to protect an athletic club and some industrial buildings on the eastern flank of the fire.

(VCFD Photo)

Investigators are trying to figure out why a van plunged off of Highway 101 in Ventura County, hitting some parked cars and damaging a motel building.

It happened at around 5:30 this morning, on the 6600 block of Old Coast Highway. That’s in the area known as Mussel Shoals, between Ventura and Carpinteria. The van plunged off the 101 where the highway curves slightly, smashing into the vehicles and damaging the Cliff House Inn.

The accident started a vehicle fire which was quickly knocked down by Ventura County firefighters. No serious injuries were reported.