Ventura County Fire Department

In this July 4, 2013 file photo, a triage area is set up at Ranch Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley, Calif. after a blast during the Fourth of July show injured 28 people as debris from fireworks, mortar tubes and the racks holding them flew into the crowd. (AP Photo/The Ventura County Star,Wendy Pierro,File)

Fireworks shell faulted in July 4 blast in Simi Valley

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An investigation by the state fire marshal found that a Fourth of July fireworks accident that injured nearly 30 people at a show in Southern California was caused by the malfunction […]

10/17/2013

A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

Crews look for hot spots at Springs Fire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California firefighters remain on the lookout for hot spots a week after a wildfire erupted near Camarillo and Thousand Oaks. The Ventura County Fire Department said Thursday the fire is […]

05/09/2013

Farm workers pick crops with Springs Fire in background. (AP Photo)

Hot spots still seen at Springs Fire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California firefighters continue to patrol the big wildfire burn area near Camarillo and Thousand Oaks. The Ventura County Fire Department said Wednesday that as vegetation dries out following light rain, […]

05/08/2013

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Springs fire 90 percent contained

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A big Southern California wildfire has been reduced to ashes and embers but authorities say it’s still a threat. Mike Lindbery of the Ventura County Fire Department says the blaze in […]

05/07/2013

Firefighting aircraft

Crews see more success saving homes in Springs fire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — It seemed that each time wind-driven embers sparked new blazes or a wall of fire leaped a Southern California hillside and came charging toward hundreds of homes, an army of firefighters […]

05/03/2013

A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

New evacuation ordered for Springs wildfire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge Southern California wildfire have ordered new evacuations in a neighborhood overlooking canyons where flames are surging. The Ventura County Fire Department called Friday for residents to immediately […]

05/03/2013

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Fire forces evacuation of campus, homes in SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds raged along the fringes of Southern California communities on Thursday, forcing evacuation of homes and a university while setting recreational vehicles ablaze. The […]

05/02/2013

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Wildfire burns along the 101 freeway

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire sparked in dry brush on a ridge next to a Ventura County freeway is moving towards homes in a suburban community. The Ventura County Fire Department says the blaze […]

05/02/2013

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