Celebration goes off with only a minor hitch

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Ojai Valley News photo by Ashley Wilson

A firework bursts in the sky over Ojai Community Stadium Monday night.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

One minute after noon Monday, the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) received a call reporting an overturned horse trailer on Highway 33. The driver and the horse in tow were returning to Oak View from Ojai’s Independence Day parade, according to Capt. Mike Lindbery of VCFD.

“They were able to stand the horse inside the trailer and we used our rescue tool to dismantle the trailer,” said Lindbery.

The horse was backed out of the overturned trailer and transferred into another trailer to get home, according to Lindbery, who said no one was hurt in the accident aside from the horse, who suffered minor cuts and scrapes.

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