Ventura County wildfire destroys more homes, reaches Pacific Ocean

By Ruben VivesLaura J. NelsonSarah ParviniMatt Hamilton and Sonali Kohli Contact Reporters

he fire that has ravaged Ventura County continued to burn out of control Wednesday, reaching the Pacific Ocean unchecked as officials warned many more homes have been lost.

The fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire continued to rage through the city of Ventura on Tuesday evening, jumping Highway 33 and burning through oil fields before crossing the 101 Freeway into Solimar Beach, authorities said.

On Wednesday, fire officials said their focus was going to be prevent the fire from moving into the Ojai Valley.

The blaze has consumed 65,500 acres on its journey to the ocean. The 101 remains open, but authorities warned drivers to be cautious traveling through the area.

Read the rest of the story and for updates: Los Angeles Times


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