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Medical building evacuated due to fire

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

October 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A malfunctioning telephone system is being blamed for a reported structure fire at a three-story medical office building in Ventura on Tuesday. Firefighters arrived at the 100 block of North Brent Street at 10:36 a.m. and found people evacuating the building.

A strong odor that was coming from the building was due to a piece of telephone switching equipment, which was taken out of service.

There was no damage to the building and there were no reports of injuries.

Once the building was cleared of smoke and residual odor, occupants were allowed to return.

A vascular surgical procedure, which was underway in an outpatient surgery center, continued during the incident.