Here’s a roundup of the latest incidents and announcements from Ventura County businesses:
14 displaced in house fireplace
OXNARD — A fire at a household in Oxnard displaced 14 people today and prompted a complete shutdown of Channel Islands Boulevard early Friday.
Oxnard Fireplace Department crews responded around 4:47 a.m. to the 1300 block of Channel Islands Boulevard.
Crews found a fire in the partitions of a Victorian-fashion dwelling that experienced expanded into the attic of the residence, according to Battalion Main Nathan La Russo. The hearth was knocked down soon after 5:30 a.m.
Oxnard making and safety officers pink-tagged the structure because of to the extensive problems. The American Purple Cross was contacted to help find short-term housing for 14 grownups and six canine.
The Oxnard Police Section shut down site visitors along Channel Islands Boulevard in both equally instructions for hrs as the firefighters labored the scene.
No accidents had been described. The cause is underneath investigation by the Oxnard Fire Department.
Development begins on new fire station
THOUSAND OAKS — Officials gathered for the groundbreaking of a new hearth station in Thousand Oaks on Friday early morning.
Development also kicked off for Ventura County Hearth Department’s new Station 34. The web site is a 1.9-acre lot on Mountclef Boulevard, just north of Avenida De Los Arboles and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
The new station is predicted to be concluded in summer months 2023 and will replace the current Station 34, situated about half a mile absent at 555 E. Avenida De Los Arboles. The current station dates to 1961 and sits on a .6-acre good deal.
The new station will total much more than 11,000 square feet and will also have a 2,000-sq.-foot accent constructing. Features consist of two go-through engine bays, a pair of places of work, a conditioning home, a kitchen and eating region and living quarters for seven firefighters.
County Fireplace Chief Dustin Gardner said in a statement the task has been in the performs for several years.
“We are excited to break floor on the new station, which will allow more rapidly and safer emergency responses to the neighborhood and supply much more lodging for our firefighters and extra rescue products,” Gardner reported.
The $9.7 million job will be created by TELACU Construction Management. The architect is RRM Design Group in Ventura, officers claimed.
Fireplace damages business setting up
VENTURA — A blaze in a small commercial developing Thursday introduced dozens of firefighters to the scene, Ventura City Fireplace officials stated.
The fireplace was described shortly right after 3 p.m. in the 2400 block of East Thompson Boulevard, east of Seaward Avenue. Fireplace crews discovered a big quantity of smoke coming from the creating. Soon after figuring out no 1 was inside of, they attacked the blaze aggressively, knocking it down in about 20 minutes of the first contact, division officials claimed.
Some fifteen units introduced 37 firefighters to the scene. No accidents ended up described. Damages have been estimated in the tens of countless numbers of bucks. The cause remained under investigation Friday.
Jeremy Childs is a breaking news and general public security reporter covering the evening change for the Ventura County Star. He can be arrived at by calling 805-437-0208 or emailing [email protected]. You can also discover him on Twitter @Jeremy_Childs.