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SIMI VALLEY : No Clues Found to Warehouse Fire

Ventura County fire officials said they can now enter a school district warehouse in Simi Valley that was recently gutted in a $4-million fire but have yet to determine the cause of the blaze.

Chief Fire Investigator Larry Titus said firefighters entered the warehouse in the 800 block of Cochran Street on Friday for the first time since the Nov. 28 fire. Investigators had to wait until construction workers secured the building’s walls before they could get inside.

Titus said that fire officials had not found any clue as to how the fire started and that investigators would probably go back into the warehouse Wednesday.

Meanwhile, school district officials said classes and district operations have not been interrupted by the fire, which destroyed supplies, textbooks and school records. They said the district is continuing to order supplies from the Conejo Valley Unified School District warehouse and is using storage space offered by local businessman Don Otto.

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