Pallet fire causes alarm

Firefighters prevent fire from spreading to greenhouse

Tracy Lehr, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Reporter, tracy@keyt.com
POSTED: 06:28 PM PDT May 22, 2013    UPDATED: 06:18 PM PDT May 23, 2013 
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OXNARD, Calif. -

About 90 firefighters were called to an Oxnard fire that started in the middle of a farm Wednesday.

At first there was concern that chemicals used by farmers would ignite, but no hazardous materials caught fire.

The fire started in some pallets near a greenhouse and farm sheds.

Fire trucks from Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, and Ventura County helped keep a water truck full as crews doused the flames.

The fire started around 1 p.m. near strawberry fields on the corner of Wooley Road and Rice Avenue.

The cause is still under investigation.

It took nearly two hours to put the fire out.


S. Rice Ave & E. Wooley Rd Oxnard, CA 93033