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June 3, 1993 | BRENDA DAY
Ventura County firefighters anxiously facing drastic budget cuts have a new champion: a Thousand Oaks woman pulled to safety this week from her burning home without a scratch. On Wednesday, just one day after Cathy Ellis, 38, was rescued from the flames that destroyed her home, she stopped by Fire Station 30 to thank the three-man crew that saved her life. "I can't even think of the word that could cover it," Ellis said to firefighter Jack Nosco, who carried her out of a bedroom window.
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June 3, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A kitchen fire in a Camarillo restaurant Wednesday evening forced more than 80 customers and employees to flee before flames gutted the structure, authorities said. Rock-N-Robin's American Grill was nearly a total loss after an automatic fire-suppression system apparently failed to douse a grease fire that started in the restaurant's kitchen. "I thought we were fine" after the fire-control system turned on automatically, said restaurant owner Robin Dame.
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May 20, 1993 | JULIE FIELDS
A small chemical fire on the roof of the County Government Center in Ventura forced about 950 people to evacuate the county courthouse for about 30 minutes Wednesday morning, authorities said. The fire was spotted on the Hall of Justice roof around 10 a.m. by a county employee repairing a microwave tower on the south end of the roof.
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May 18, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
A fire in the laundry room of the Doubletree Hotel in Ventura early Monday caused $5,500 in damage before being extinguished by an overhead sprinkler, officials said. Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly after receiving a report of smoke in the hotel kitchen area at 1:33 a.m., Battalion Chief Bill Rigg said in a prepared statement. Upon arrival, investigators found that the fire had broken out adjacent to the kitchen, in the laundry room.
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May 6, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS
About 4,400 Ventura residences and businesses were without electricity for half an hour Wednesday afternoon and about 100 more customers remained without power into the evening as the result of a fire in an underground electrical vault. The problems began at 3:23 p.m. in the vault housing electrical-switching equipment in the 2100 block of Knoll Drive, Southern California Edison officials said.
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May 1, 1993 | JULIE FIELDS
A house fire that killed a 62-year-old Ventura woman Monday night started when the woman apparently ignited an armchair while smoking cigarettes, a fire investigator said Friday. Barbara Seymour, who was found lying on the floor near her front door with burns over her entire body, was unable to escape the blaze because she apparently could not find the key to the double-key deadbolt on her front door, Ventura City Fire Capt. Michael Maher said.
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April 27, 1993
Despite a rescue attempt by neighbors, a 62-year-old woman died Monday night in a house fire in mid-town Ventura, authorities said. Barbara Seymour died in the blaze that destroyed her rented house in the 700 block of Sidonia Avenue, Battalion Chief Wayne Belitski of the Ventura Fire Department said. A firefighter was treated at the scene for minor burns, to his arm, he said. The victim called 911 to report the fire at 6:48 p.m., Belitski said.
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April 26, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
An electrical fire in a Ventura cafe Sunday caused $1,000 damage and surprised breakfast customers, the restaurant owner and fire officials said. A water line in a swamp cooler on the roof of the Hill Street Cafe, 1050 S. Hill Road, broke about 9:20 a.m., causing the unit's fan motor to short out and ignite a small blaze, investigators said. The owner of the cafe said the distraction of firemen in and around the restaurant was more of a spectacle than the fire itself.
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April 13, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
An intense fire extensively damaged a north Oxnard home Monday, leaving 10 residents homeless and sending one to the hospital with smoke inhalation, authorities said. The fire erupted in the garage of a single-family house in the 1000 block of Ivywood Drive about 2:30 p.m., and the home was fully involved when firefighters arrived, said Battalion Chief Murray Glidden of the Oxnard Fire Department. "The fire had a good head start on us," Glidden said.
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March 24, 1993 | JANE HULSE
Heat from a cutting torch caused a small fire on the Ventura Pier, which is undergoing renovation, Ventura fire officials said Tuesday. The fire erupted Monday in a piling under the pier, causing about $1,000 worth of damage, authorities said. The fire was reported about 7:45 p.m. and was extinguished by about 9:15 p.m. The piling had been worked on earlier in the day, fire officials said. It was located about 250 yards from shore.
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