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Firefighters Catch Wind Whipped Fire In Ventura Before It Spreads

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:39am

A fire started when a palm tree whipped by high winds hit a power line spread throughout two blocks of Ventura, but was contained before it could explode out of control.

The blaze started at around 2 p.m. yesterday, on the 100 block of Ann Street.  As firefighters starting fighting the fire which had spread to a home, high wind spread embers a block away, to Laurel Street.  Firefighters were able to contain the flames, and keep them from spreading past Laurel Street.  The fire caused more than $140,000 in damage to an outbuilding, an RV, a carport, and a duplex.

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