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December 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Ventura Fire Department is offering a four-hour CPR course to the public. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation class will be offered at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 in police/fire headquarters at 1425 Dowell Drive. Cost is $20. Call 339-4300 for details.
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December 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Ventura Fire Department is offering a four-hour CPR course to the public. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation class will be offered at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 in police/fire headquarters at 1425 Dowell Drive. Cost is $20. Call 339-4300 for details.
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December 25, 1996 | SCOTT HADLY
A fire gutted much of the El Maya Mexican Restaurant in Ventura early Tuesday. The two-alarm blaze, which is still under investigation, started about 12:35 a.m. and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, Ventura Fire Department officials said. About 20 firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the restaurant, preventing any damage to neighboring businesses, officials said.
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January 5, 2002 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 76-unit senior apartment complex that was expected to open in Ventura in March was destroyed by a fast-moving fire early Friday. Investigators from the Ventura city and county fire departments said the cause of the fire was under investigation, but that it may have been arson. "We're considering it suspicious because the building was under construction," said Brian Clark, a deputy fire marshal for the Ventura Fire Department.
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October 6, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
Fire Prevention Day is scheduled for Saturday at Buenaventura Mall at Mills Road and Main Street in Ventura. Sponsored by the Ventura Fire Department, the home safety displays in the mall near the food court will feature information about fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire-safe roofing materials, earthquake preparedness and CPR training. Firetrucks and other equipment will be on display in the parking lot near the mall entrance to the food court.
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June 25, 1993 | SARA CATANIA
A fire that was sparked by a resident clearing brush from a Ventura back yard Thursday scorched two acres of a hillside, authorities said. It took firefighters about an hour to put out the blaze above Delaware Drive near Ventura Avenue, which left a wide gray patch on a tree-covered hill. The fire, reported at 3:23 p.m., started when a tool the unidentified resident was using malfunctioned and sparked the brush he was trying to clear, authorities said.
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August 27, 1995 | TRACY WILSON
Five residents and three firefighters were injured Saturday morning as a result of a house fire that destroyed a home in west Ventura, fire department officials said. At 9 a.m., the Ventura Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire at 161 W. McFarlane Drive. When they arrived at the residence, firefighters found a single-story house in flames and five injured people, who were taken by ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center and Community Memorial Hospital.
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January 23, 1992 | SHERRY JOE
More than 20 Ventura County residents took advantage of Wednesday's clear skies to burn agricultural refuse, creating billows of smoke and prompting residents to call the nearest firehouse. Agricultural burning was allowed throughout the county Wednesday because sunny skies, moderate humidity and light winds allowed smoke to disperse into the atmosphere, said Kent Field, county Air Pollution Control District meteorologist.
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November 7, 1999
Ventura Fire Department engineer Perry "Greg" Andrews, who died Oct. 31 after battling cancer, was memorialized by his family, friends and co-workers Saturday during a funeral service at Ojai Valley Community Church. Prior to the 2 p.m. service, a procession of fire trucks passed Ventura City Hall. Andrews, 46, was an 18-year member of the Ventura Fire Department and president of the Ventura City Firefighters Assn., Local 3431.
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July 12, 1999 | MATT SURMAN
Two Ventura County residences were destroyed by fire in separate incidents over the weekend, one of them suspected to be arson, according to authorities. The Ventura Fire Department responded to a blaze in the 2300 block of Chippewa Lane in Ventura at 1 a.m. Saturday, finding the house fully engulfed in flames. The home was destroyed and condominium units on each side received smoke and water damage.
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November 7, 1999
Ventura Fire Department engineer Perry "Greg" Andrews, who died Oct. 31 after battling cancer, was memorialized by his family, friends and co-workers Saturday during a funeral service at Ojai Valley Community Church. Prior to the 2 p.m. service, a procession of fire trucks passed Ventura City Hall. Andrews, 46, was an 18-year member of the Ventura Fire Department and president of the Ventura City Firefighters Assn., Local 3431.
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July 12, 1999 | MATT SURMAN
Two Ventura County residences were destroyed by fire in separate incidents over the weekend, one of them suspected to be arson, according to authorities. The Ventura Fire Department responded to a blaze in the 2300 block of Chippewa Lane in Ventura at 1 a.m. Saturday, finding the house fully engulfed in flames. The home was destroyed and condominium units on each side received smoke and water damage.
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July 3, 1999
How should cities and counties and towns prepare for a once-in-a-civilization event like the Year 2000 and its potential for computer and other mayhem. Orange County's grand jury began its assessment of the county's readiness last year. Ventura County's approach: "The same advice we would give out to prepare for an earthquake, it's almost mirrored advice for Y2K," said Sandi Wells of the Ventura County Fire Department.
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May 31, 1999 | MATT SURMAN
A house under renovation suffered extensive damage this weekend when several wood panels stacked next to a fireplace caught fire, engulfing the room, according to the Ventura Fire Department. Mark Spencer, owner of the house at 8732 Neath St., was burning wood scraps about 9:30 p.m. Saturday when heat from the fireplace apparently ignited wood panels.
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July 31, 1998 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
Fireworks or a flare gun ignited a roof fire that caused $1.5 million damage to an east Ventura condominium community last week, investigators said Thursday. The July 23 fire at Villa Ventura on Shenandoah Street injured three people, destroyed seven units and displaced more than a dozen residents.
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March 12, 1998 | TROY HEIE
Two lanes of the southbound Ventura Freeway near Telephone Road were blocked for nearly 45 minutes Wednesday night after a Volkswagen Beetle caught fire, authorities said. The unidentified driver was not injured, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesman. Traffic nearly came to a standstill about 7:15 p.m. as drivers slowed to maneuver around the scene near the Santa Paula Freeway interchange.
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May 31, 1999 | MATT SURMAN
A house under renovation suffered extensive damage this weekend when several wood panels stacked next to a fireplace caught fire, engulfing the room, according to the Ventura Fire Department. Mark Spencer, owner of the house at 8732 Neath St., was burning wood scraps about 9:30 p.m. Saturday when heat from the fireplace apparently ignited wood panels.
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January 27, 1994 | PEGGY Y. LEE
The Ventura Fire Department is scheduled to honor Darrell Kays as Firefighter of the Year at its annual Employee Recognition Night at City Hall tonight. "He is an exemplary firefighter," said Jeff Wiens, a spokesman for the 72-member department. "He works his rear end off." Kays said he was surprised and pleased by the news. "It's an honor because it comes from the other employees, not management," Kays said. "I like serving the public."
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October 18, 1997 | DAWN HOBBS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Faulty wiring triggered a fire early Friday at Macy's department store in the Buenaventura Mall, causing extensive damage and forcing the store to close temporarily. Four Ventura Fire Department engines arrived at the midtown department store after the blaze triggered a fire alarm shortly before 4 a.m.
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