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Ventura Firefighters Investigating Cause Of Fire, Explosion At Business

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:57am

Investigators are trying to figure out what led to a fire outside of a Ventura business which triggered an explosion as firefighters battled the blaze.

It happened at around 10 last night, on the 4000 block of Transport Street.  Ventura firefighters called to the scene by reports of a fire found a boat, a dumpster, a forklift, and two 55 gallon barrels on fire.  One of the barrels exploded, created a stream of an unknown burning liquid.

Firefighters used foam to control the barrel blaze, and were able to stop the rest of the fire before it spread inside of the commercial building.  No one was hurt.

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