Hearth at vacant restaurant in TO closes streets, extra information

Ventura County firefighters put out a blaze in an deserted restaurant constructing on Brazil Road in Thousand Oaks Friday evening.

This is a roundup of current incidents and bulletins from Ventura County businesses:

Restaurant hearth closes streets

THOUSAND OAKS – A hearth in an deserted restaurant constructing closed some streets in Thousand Oaks Friday evening.

The blaze was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m. at a boarded-up, single-story constructing on Brazil Road, close to the intersection with Pennsfield Place, based on the Ventura County Hearth Division.

The constructing housed the previous Bada Sushi, which closed in 2015. The location is on the east facet of Moorpark Street, close to widespread retail spots within the space together with Janss Mall.

Smoke from the hearth was seen all through the town and from Freeway 23 and Freeway 101, hearth officers mentioned. Many streets within the space had been closed. Residents had been urged to keep away from the realm.

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Crews knocked down the blaze in about 40 minutes however had in depth work left due to the constructing sort and boarded-up home windows, officers mentioned.

There have been no speedy stories of any accidents, mentioned Capt. Brian McGrath of the county hearth company. The trigger remained below investigation as of seven p.m., he mentioned.

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Marathon might gradual PCH site visitors

A marathon and other races along a section of Pacific Coast Highway north of Emma Wood State Beach Sunday morning could slow traffic, although all lanes of the highway will remain open during the events.

A marathon and different races alongside a piece of Pacific Coast Freeway north of Emma Wooden State Seashore Sunday morning might gradual site visitors, though all lanes of the freeway will stay open in the course of the occasions.

VENTURA COUNTY – A marathon on Pacific Coast Freeway north of Emma Wooden State Seashore Sunday morning might trigger minor delays for drivers, based on the California Division of Transportation.

The Seaside Marathon and related races will put runners on a 6.5-mile course beginning on the Emma Wooden State Seashore campground. Runners will head up and again alongside the coastal freeway. Caltrans personnel will present site visitors management from 5 a.m. to three p.m.

PCH can be open all through the occasion, officers mentioned, however motorists could possibly be delayed.

Activity drive cracks down on human trafficking

VENTURA COUNTY – Detectives from a county job drive on human trafficking took half in a statewide crackdown final week. The trouble was timed round Nationwide Human Trafficking Consciousness Month in January.

From Feb. 6-12, Ventura County job drive investigators visited websites across the tri-counties space recognized for intercourse trafficking and focused companies the place unlawful sexual exercise has been reported, based on the Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace.

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The native job drive contains two full-time sheriff’s detectives and representatives from different legislation enforcement businesses across the county, together with Cal State College police and FBI personnel. Activity drive members from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties additionally took half within the effort, named Operation Reclaim and Rebuild.

Many human trafficking teams function regionally, sheriff’s officers mentioned, shifting victims from place to position to evade detection. Cross-county collaboration between close by legislation enforcement businesses helps investigators sort out the issue.

The objective of final week’s operation was to arrest human traffickers and pimps and to rescue victims of sexual exploitation and supply them with social providers.

The native effort netted contact with 5 victims who had been related with sources and eight arrests for suspected pimping, pandering and solicitation of prostitution. Victims – and residents who know attainable human trafficking victims – can contact 211 or native legislation businesses to report exercise.

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