Several Buildings Damaged in Oxnard Fire, Dozens Displaced

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At least nine structures were damaged or destroyed in a fire in Oxnard Friday afternoon, according to fire officials.


A structure fire was sending smoke into the air in Oxnard Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

The fire erupted just before 4 p.m. near the 1200 block of South Oxnard Boulevard (map).

By the time crews arrived on scene several structures were already burning, Fire Chief James Williams told the Ventura County Star.

The situation was further complicated by thick smoke and strong winds, Williams said.

The blaze came amid red flag warnings, Santa Ana winds and high fire danger warnings issued across Southern California.

The structures involved were a combination of mobile homes, an apartment house and several industrial buildings.

Video posted to Instagram showed dark smoke billowing into the sky.

No injuries were reported.

But an estimated 75 people were displaced by the fire, according to newspaper.

A shelter was set up at the gymnasium at Oxnard College, officials said.