Fire destroys Meiners Oaks garage

View a video of the smoke created by today's fire (video by Gabriel Herrera)

Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent

Fire crews from Ojai, Ventura and Santa Paula responded to a fire in a detached garage in the 300 block of La Luna Avenue, just after noon Friday. The garage was used to convert vegetable oil to biodiesel fuel. It is that fuel which fed the hot fire leading to a total loss of the structure. No other structures were damaged, but due to the wind and hot embers, a few small grass fires on a nearby property ignited, but were quickly extinguished.

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