Fire destroys house under construction on South Mountain Road

September 05, 2007
Santa Paula News

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a house under construction located just south of the city across the Santa Clara River.

By Peggy KellySanta Paula TimesInvestigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a house under construction located just south of the city across the Santa Clara River. The South Mountain Road structure fire was reported Saturday, August 25 at 12:12 a.m. and also caused a small brush fire, according to Ventura County Fire Department PIO Bill Nash.“Smoke and flame was showing” when about 17 units of firefighters from the VCFD and Santa Paula Fire departments arrived on scene. “The approximately 5,000 square foot house under construction, located off of Lemon Country Road, was in the framing process and fully involved” in fire when firefighters reached the scene, noted Nash.
Although the structure fire was “knocked down in about 20 minutes,” the flames “extended” and ignited surrounding brush, burning about a quarter of an acre before the blaze was extinguished. The structure, located in the 15900 block of South Mountain Road, “was basically destroyed,” said Nash. “The cause is unknown and is being investigated.”The house blaze and brush fire were both extinguished by about 12:50 a.m. After ensuring that there were no hot spots, firefighters left the area.



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