Series Of Small Spot Fires Next To 101 Freeway In Ventura County Tied To Problem With Passing Vehicle

Posted on Friday, June 29, 2012 10:09am

A faulty catalytic converter on a passing vehicle is now being blamed for a series of small brush fires along the 101 Freeway in the Goleta area.

The series of small spot fires occurred around 2:30 yesterday afternoon on the northbound 101 from Patterson to Fairview Avenues, with the largest of the fires briefly threatening a gas station, and some other building adjacent to the freeway.

The gas station suffered some minor damage.

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