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Deadly 2017 wildfire found sparked by So. California Edison power lines

The devastating Thomas Fire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures northwest of Los Angeles in December 2017 was sparked by power lines owned by Southern California Edison Co, fire officials said on Wednesday. An investigation of the fire's origins found that high winds blew Edison power lines into one another, creating an electrical arc that "deposited hot, burning or molten material" into dry vegetation on the ground, setting off the blaze, the Ventura County Fire Dep...
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Storm creates dangerous conditions for ocean swimmers; snow chains needed in mountains

A high-surf advisory was in effect for Los Angeles County through noon Sunday, Jan. 13, as rain fell throughout Southern California on Saturday. The advisory also applied to Catalina and the Santa Barbara islands. Also, chain controls were in effect in mountain areas because of heavy snow. Breaking waves of 7 to 10 feet were forecast, with the largest waves expected on exposed west-facing beaches, the National Weather Service said. The high waves can wash people off beaches and rocks, and rip cu...
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Weather systems expected to bring snow, rain high surf to Southland

Southern California residents were bracing Friday for a series of weather systems that are expected to douse several portions of the region with rain and snow this weekend and possibly into the beginning of next week, according to the National Weather Service. The first storm is expected to hit late Friday night and continue through Saturday morning bringing with it up to a half-inch to an inch of rain in some areas. But a stronger surge is expected to move in Sunday, meteorologists said. Beg...
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Rams present emotional tribute to shooting and wildfire first responders

Members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s color guard salute as they bear the flag for the National Anthem before the start of the Chiefs-Rams football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell greets members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s color guard before the start of the Chiefs-Rams football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Bre...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mexico City, Roger Goodell, Kansas City Chiefs, Ventura County, Eric Garcetti, National Anthem, Derek, Alexander, Sean, Roberts, Dylan


Heather Locklear placed on psychiatric hold for 2nd time this year

Former TV star Heather Locklear has been placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold, her second this year, TMZ and other media reported Monday. The “Melrose Place” and “TJ Hooker” actress, 57, was hospitalized Sunday, Nov. 18, after her therapist and attorney reported that she needed help. An ambulance was dispatched via 911 to her Thousand Oaks home, and Locklear was taken to a hospital, TMZ reported. While initial reports indicated that she assaulted boyfriend Chris Heisser, TMZ reported that he had no...
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Woolsey firefighters honor fallen Ventura County sheriff’s sergeant

The leaders of crews fighting the Woolsey fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties took a few minutes Thursday morning to honor a fallen Ventura County sheriff’s sergeant with a firefighters’  “last alarm” bell ringing ceremony. The memorial service took place later in the day for Sgt. Ron Helus, gunned down Nov. 7 as he entered the Borderline Bar & Grill  in Thousand Oaks, to stop a shooter who ultimately killed 12 people and himself. But the firefighters had to head out from the unified comman...
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Ventura County Fire Department battling fires

There are two fires that the Ventura County Fire Department is battling.  Peak Fire @VDFD around 11:45 p.m.   # PeakFire There are no mandatory evacuations in place. Those in the area of the fire have been asked to shelter in place on Kuehner.----Firefighters are battling a 75 acre fire off Highway 118 and Rocky Peak Road, east of Simi Valley (Ventura County). #PeakFire   Lynn Fire @VCFD around 11:30 p.m.  # Lynnfire: Holding at less than 5 acres. Initial threat to homes is gone due to firefight...
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Celebs, Firefighters Brace for Increased Winds With Woolsey Fire 10% Contained

After a slight reprieve Saturday, the Santa Ana winds are expected to return in force Sunday and continue through Tuesday, which could exacerbate the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, Calif. “Don’t be lulled by a false sense of security,” Ventura County Fire Department Chief Mark Lawrenson said at a press conference Saturday evening. “We know tomorrow […]
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Local law enforcement, fire agencies help lighten load in Ventura County massacre, wildfires

Exhausted and a bit overwhelmed, Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Stan Ziegler said his spirits were lifted Friday as he drove through Thousand Oaks. Ziegler, who had been operating on only six hours of sleep since Wednesday night’s deadly mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill and the subsequent Hill and Woolsey wildfires that broke out Thursday, spotted a San Diego emergency vehicle rolling by. He felt immediate gratification and relief. “It’s like when you have a big brother who yo...
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Hill Fire: Crews make headway on blaze near T.O.

INTERACTIVE MAP: See where the Hill Fire is burning in Ventura County(KGTV) — Fire crews battled back flames from the Hill Fire burning near Thousand Oaks overnight Friday.The blaze has burned more than 4,500 acres and contained to 15 percent as of Saturday morning. Earlier Friday, crews had estimated the fire to have burned about 6,100 acres.While low humidity and high winds have made fighting the nearby Woolsey Fire difficult, crews Friday encountered minimal active fire activity with the Hill...
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California shooting: Gunman who killed 12 at Thousand Oaks bar named as former US Marine 

Twelve people have died after a former US Marine armed with smoke grenades and a handgun opened fire at a bar and grill in California.  The attacker entered Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks and started shooting at around 11.20pm on Wednesday. Ventura County sheriff Geoff Dean named the gunman as 28-year-old Ian David Long - a veteran of the US Marine Corps who was believed to be suffering with PTSD. He drove to the bar wearing a black sweatshirt and entered with a Glock .45 handgun which ...
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Brush fire burning through Ventura County

Two brush fires exploded in the hills in Ventura County Thursday afternoon, triggering the closure of the 101 Freeway as firefighters rushed to get the flames under control.The larger fire was burning east of Camarillo, west of Simi Valley near Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks. Ventura County fire authorities estimated the size of the blaze at 8,000 to 10,000 acres. Mandatory evacuations were issued for the Camarillo Springs area and the Vicieto Trailer Park, authorities said.The 101 Freeway was u...
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Fast-moving Hill fire in Newbury Park-Thousand Oaks area scorches up to 10,000 acres, forces evacuations

Air tankers, helicopters and scores of firefighters battled a fast-moving brush fire Thursday that had burned at as many as 10,000 acres near Highway 101 in the Newbury Park-Thousand Oaks area, Ventura County fire officials said. The blaze broke out sometime around 2 p.m. in the Santa Rosa Valley near Santa Rosa Road, according to social media updates from the Ventura County Fire Department. The flames prompted mandatory evacuations in the Camarillo Springs Area and shut down Highway 101 in the ...
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Wildfire erupts in Southern California

NEWBURY PARK (KGTV) -- A wind-driven brush fire has erupted in Southern California, burning near structures in the Newbury Park area of Ventura County.The Ventura County Fire Department says the fire has quickly grown to 100 acres, even shutting down part of Highway 101. More than 160 firefighters have been dispatched, and eight air tankers have been ordered.Gusty Santa Ana winds are blowing through Ventura and neighboring Los Angeles counties.RELATED: Fire crews preparing for Red Flag Warning, ...
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Report of mass shooting in Thousand Oaks bar prompts massive law enforcement response

THOUSAND OAKS — Authorities say there were multiple injuries — including one officer — after a man opened fire in a Southern California bar late Wednesday. Ventura County law enforcement personnel flooded the bar after reported multiple casualties. Police tell the Ventura County Star that the initial report came around 11:20 p.m. that a man opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The extent of the victims’ injuries wasn’t imme...
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18 sickened by chemical exposure at Southern California pool

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 18 people including children have been sickened — seven critically — by exposure to chemicals at a Southern California swimming pool. The Ventura County Fire Department says authorities were called to Daland Swim School in Thousand Oaks Wednesday evening after several people reported they were having trouble breathing. […]
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19 sickened by chemical exposure at pool in Thousand Oaks

Eighteen people were sickened by exposure to chemicals at a Thousand Oaks swim school, authorities said Wednesday, Oct. 3. Seven of the victims were children who were critically sickened, they said. (Photo by OnScene TV) Eighteen people were sickened after exposure to chemicals Wednesday, Oct. 3 at a Thousand Oaks swim school. officials said. (Photo by OnScene TV) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Show Caption of Expand THOUSAND OAKS  — Authorities say 19 p...
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18 sickened by chemical exposure at pool in Thousand Oaks

THOUSAND OAKS  — Authorities say 18 people including children have been sickened — seven critically — by exposure to chemicals at a Southern California swimming pool. The Ventura County Fire Department says authorities were called to Daland Swim School in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday evening after several people reported they were having trouble breathing. Seven people were listed in critical condition and 11 were said to have been moderately affected. There’s no word yet on the type of pool chemi...
Tags: News, Accidents, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Ventura County Fire Department, Thousand Oaks, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, Daland Swim School


Goats clear brush around Reagan Presidential Library ahead of fire season, deadlines loom for everyone else

About 300 goats chomped their way through the dry grasses and chaparral around the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Tuesday, marking the beginning of efforts across the region to reduce the likelihood and damage of wildfires. Goats are released to feed on dry grass and chaparral on the hills surrounding the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Tuesday afternoon. In total, 300 goats will graze as part of the Ventura County Fire Department’s vegetation management program, wh...
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2 dead in Ventura County plane crash

SANTA PAULA  — The Ventura County Fire Department says two people have been killed after a small aircraft crashed into a storage container outside the Southern California city of Santa Paula. Capt. Stan Ziegler says the aircraft went down Saturday afternoon in the 17800 block of South Mountain Road just south of Santa Paula. He says two people were pronounced dead on arrival when firefighters got to the scene, which is less than a mile from the Santa Paula Airport. The Federal Aviation Administr...
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Fire Officials: 2 Dead in Small Aircraft Crash in California

The Ventura County Fire Department says two people have been killed after a small aircraft crashed into a storage container outside the Southern California city of Santa Paula.
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Firefighter involved in ‘serious accident’ while battling Thomas fire in Fillmore

A firefighter sounded a “mayday” alert while working the Thomas Fire on Thursday and was involved in a “serious accident,” authorities said. “Something did happen,” said CalFire deputy chief Scott McLean just before noon. “We’re trying to gather information as we speak … we’re in the fact-finding phase at the moment.” A mayday call “means a firefighter is in trouble,” McLean added. CalFire and Ventura County Fire Department officials said they had no information on where the accident occurred, o...
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‘Apocalyptic’ conditions lead to wildfires, destruction across Southern California

Fanned by cold, fierce Santa Ana winds and fueled by dead trees and dry brush, wildfires raced across Southern California communities Tuesday, burning through thousands of acres from Ventura to San Bernardino counties and likely destroying far more than 200 homes. The fires forced mass evacuations that clogged area freeways from the north and south, east and west, and the conditions are expected to remain dangerous through Thursday. California once again was under siege in a now all-too-familiar...
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Wildfires raging in Southern California cap most destructive season in state history. Here’s why it’s so bad

Fanned by cold, fierce Santa Ana winds and fueled by dead trees and dry brush, wildfires raced across Southern California communities Tuesday, burning through thousands of acres from Ventura to San Bernardino counties and likely destroying far more than 200 homes. The fires forced mass evacuations that clogged area freeways from the north and south, east and west, and the conditions are expected to remain dangerous through Thursday. California once again was under siege in a now all-too-familiar...
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California struck once more by devastating infernos

More than a thousand firefighters were struggling to contain a wind-whipped brush fire in southern California on Tuesday that has left at least one person dead, sent thousands fleeing, and was choking the area with thick black smoke. The Ventura County Fire Department said more than 27,000 people had been told to evacuate as the fast-moving fire in the coastal county north of Los Angeles grew to 45,000 acres (18,200 hectares). California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over ...
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Thousands flee Thomas fire and head for evacuation centers, with more expected to arrive

VENTURA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS – The Thomas fire, which broke out Monday night in Ventura County burning more than 45,500 acres, sent resident fleeing overnight and into Tuesday as it raced west toward Ventura. Red Cross volunteer Nancy Jenkins said that the Ventura County Fairgrounds, one of three Thomas fire evacuation centers, has seen about 600 children to the elderly, some who have difficulty walking, come in since Monday night. Smoke rises from the smoldering remains of a building at Vista...
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Thousands flee fast-moving California wildfire

Firefighters were battling a wind-whipped brush fire in southern California on Tuesday that has left at least one person dead, sent thousands fleeing, and destroyed more than 150 homes and businesses. The Ventura County Fire Department said more than 27,000 people had been told to evacuate their homes as the fast-moving fire in the coastal county north of Los Angeles grew to 45,000 acres (18,200 hectares). "The prospects for containment are not good," Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen to...
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Ryan S. Osler, the firefighter who died headed to a blaze, remembered 1 year later

Ryan S. Osler would not have wanted all this for himself. A memorial wooden wall, with images of the Ventura County Fire Department engineer who died in the line of duty a year ago, drew up to 200 people to Fire Station 42 in Moorpark on Thursday. “He didn’t like to be the center of attention,” said Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Steve Kaufmann.  “But he would be so humbled.” Visitors wear shirts dedicated to Fire Department Engineer Ryan Osler at the dedication of a memorial wall crea...
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Fallen Ventura County fire engineer Ryan Osler to be honored with memorial wall

Fallen Ventura County fire engineer Ryan S. Osler will be honored Thursday in a public ceremony in Moorpark, one year after he died in the line of duty. Ryan Osler, an 18-year veteran of the Ventura County Fire Department, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 after his truck rolled over on the way to a fire. A memorial wall built by his colleagues will be unveiled at 1 p.m. Thursday at Moorpark Fire Station 42 at 295 E. High Street, where Osler was last assigned. The 18-year fire department vetera...
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Fire official: 2 dead after small plane crash in California

SANTA ROSA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say two people have died after a small plane crashed in California. The Ventura County Fire Department says the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Santa Rosa Valley. Fire Battalion Chief Barry Parker says firefighters received a report that a small plane had crashed, was on fire and […]
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