Fire

Outbuilding catches fire near Ojai, spreads to nearby brush

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - A structure fire in the Upper Ojai area spread to nearby vegetation on Wednesday.

Ventura County Fire responded to a report of a fully engulfed outbuilding along Sulphur Mountain Road between Oak View and Santa Paula around 5 p.m.

The building was completely engulfed and spread to nearby brush. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the spread of the vegetation fire, but the structure fire continued to burn.

As of 5:30 p.m., firefighters continued to work on the structure fire. By 6 p.m., the fire was put out but the building was completely destroyed.

Firefighters were expected to remain on scene for a couple hours to put out any hot spots.


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