Fire crews have achieved 80 percent containment as of 3 p.m. of the Barnett Fire, also known as the Grant Park fire. Officials said they expect the fire to be 100 percent contained by 5 p.m. No structures have been harmed or threatened but 25.5 acres have been burned along the hillside.
Approximately 135 personnel from Ventura City, Ventura and Los Angeles County, and Cal Fire fought the fire, which started at approximately 11 a.m.
Residents with questions should call the City of Ventura’s emergency information line at 805-477-3711.
Source: Taken from a City of Ventura press release.
City, county and state fire crews were still working into the early afternoon on Thursday to extinguish a brush fire of undetermined origin that broke out around 11 a.m. near Grant Park in Ventura.
As of noon, said Ventura City Fire Department spokesman Glenn Albright, the fire had destroyed eight to 10 acres and left one city firefighter suffering from heat exhaustion.
Albright said the blaze was burning up the hillside into Grant Park and a nearby pistol firing range, on the east side of the Ventura Avenue valley, towards the intersection of Kellogg and Cedar streets. Only one structure near the firing range was in danger, he added.
In total, 14 engine companies, three hand crews, one water tender, two helicopters and two bulldozers were on the site.
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