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Fire At Storage Facility Causes Stir In Ventura

Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2012 10:51am

A cigarette is being blamed for starting a fire which sent smoke throughout a self storage facility in Ventura.

The blaze was discovered just after four p.m. Saturday, on the 300 block of South Laurel Street. Ventura firefighters arrived to find smoke in a center hallway leading to multiple storage units. After working their way through the smoke, they isolated the fire to a locked unit.

They were able to put out the blaze before it spread throughout the facility. Fire investigators say the fire was caused by a cigarette which came into contact with some flammable materials in the unit.

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