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Crews put out fire along US 101 near Ventura

Flames near a homeless encampment

VENTURA, Calif. - The Ventura City Fire Department extinguished a small brush fire that broke out along US Route 101 near Ventura Wednesday morning.

Shortly after 10 a.m., crews responded to a fire adjacent to the northbound lane of US 101 between the Seaward Avenue and California Street exits

The first engine company found a 20-foot by 30-foot fire located within some light brush and near a homeless encampment.

The fire was contained and extinguished in about 30 minutes.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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