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Brushfire Near Ventura River Blaimed On Homeless Camp

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:42pm

There’s been yet another brushfire in the Ventura River bottom, in an area that’s had more than a half dozen man made fires coming from homeless camps in recent weeks.

The latest blaze happened at around 8 Tuesday night, near the train trestle over the river. More than 30 Ventura firefighters were able to control the blaze before it could spread past about a quarter of an acre of brush. The rail line was briefly closed, for inspections to insure the trestle was undamaged.

Investigators say the blaze was caused by a fire at a homeless camp in the area.

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