A MASSIVE fire is engulfing a four-story Camarillo hotel under construction as a major highway is shut down amidst fears of the building collapsing.
Shocking photos of the Promenade fire show billowing smoke from the blaze – which can be seen throughout Ventura County.
The blaze prompted police to shut down the 101
No injuries have been reportedCredit: Twitter
The two-alarm fire remains an active sceneCredit: Twitter
Traffic has been affected as a result of the blaze.Credit: Twitter
Police had earlier requested to shut down the 101 in both directions as a result of the raging fire.
The northbound lanes of the highway have since reopened. Southbound lanes remain closed at Las Posas, according to tweets from the Ventura County Fire Department Public Information Officer.
It was also shared that power lines in the area have been secured.
The Ventura County Fire Department tweeted that six ladder trucks from VCFD, Oxnard, and Ventura city fire are continuing to douse the fire with “large quantities” of water.
The blaze consumed the hotel, which is on Ventura Boulevard near the Camarillo Premium Outlets.
Dozens of stores and restaurants are adjacent to the hotel. It is unclear if any other structures are affected.
No injuries have been reported.
The two-alarm fire remains an active scene.
Initially, the blaze was reported on the second floor of the hotel. But it quickly spread to the third and fourth floors.
Fire crews have shifted to defensive operations as they get the blaze under control.
More to follow…
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