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Large residential fire displaces Ventura family

A fire at an East Ventura residence caused major damage and displaced a family of six late Friday morning.

Ventura City Fire Department responded to the residence on the 800 block of Jazmin Avenue at around 10:30 a.m. after a neighbor reported a fire.

The first crews on scene found multiple rooms, the kitchen and the attic engulfed in flames.

Crews battled the flames and searched the building for occupants after receiving word there may be people trapped inside the burning home.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire after about 18 minutes. Crews searched the home and determined there were no occupants trapped inside.

Investigators determined the fire started in the kitchen area, but the exact cause is under investigation.

The four bedroom, two bathroom home had extensive smoke damage with an estimated $300,000 in total damages.

Six residents were displaced by the fire. American Red Cross responded to the scene and provided immediate aid to the family.

The residence was red-tagged by Ventura Building and Safety.

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