OXNARD (CBSLA.com) — Several structures in a mobile home park were destroyed in a three-alarm fire in the city of Oxnard.
The fire, which was originally reported as a two-alarm structure fire in the 1200 block of South Oxnard Boulevard, quickly grew to a three-alarm response on Friday afternoon.
Witnesses told CBS2’s Cristy Fajardo that the flames jumped from building-to-building, shortly after the fire broke out at 3:30 p.m.
Upon seeing a plume of smoke, the owner of a neighboring business had his employees grab extinguishers and pound of doors, warning residents.
Firefighters were on scene within minutes but winds whipped up the flames, burning for over an hour before crews declared a knockdown.
Oxnard firefighters said six mobile homes, an apartment, and two detached garages were destroyed.
But crews planned to red tag the entire complex of two dozen units due to smoke damage and also because the power and gas were out.
The Red Cross was arranging shelter for displaced residents. One firefighter suffered minor smoke inhalation but no other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.