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Firefighters extinguish storm drain fire in Santa Paula

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Ventura County Fire Department
Ventura County firefighters knocked down a fire that started in a storm drain tunnel in Santa Paula.
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Ventura County Fire Department
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Ventura County Fire Department

SANTA PAULA, Calif. - Ventura County firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that broke out in a storm drain tunnel in Santa Paula Thursday evening.

The fire was called in around 6:14 p.m. at the 140 block of South Steckel Drive.

Multiple engines responded to the scene along with the USAR and HazMat personnel.

The fire was reported as knocked down just before 8 p.m. Firefighters then worked to overhaul the storm drain tunnel.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire department did say the fire started near a homeless encampment in the area.

Ventura County

Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.