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Some fire hydrants didn't work because of power outages, firefighters say

As firefighters battled a destructive wildfire that swept through neighborhoods in Ventura, they were stymied by some fire hydrants that didn’t work. Officials said power outages caused by the fire and heavy winds left some water pumping stations inoperable, meaning water couldn’t reach the fire...
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The combination of power outages and a rapidly spreading fire have caused problems for firefighters battling the Thomas fire. Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Steve Kaufmann said that because of various power outages, some pumpi...


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