Solimar Fire

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Solimar Fire
LocationSolimar Beach, Ventura, California
Coordinates34°17′N 119°20′W / 34.29°N 119.34°W / 34.29; -119.34Coordinates: 34°17′N 119°20′W / 34.29°N 119.34°W / 34.29; -119.34
Date(s)December 25, 2015 (2015-12-25) – December 29, 2015 (2015-12-29)
Burned area1,388 acres (6 km2)
CauseDowned power line
Non-fatal injuries1 firefighter
Solimar Fire is located in southern California
Solimar Fire

The Solimar Fire was a wildfire that broke out Christmas Day in Solimar Beach just north of Ventura, California. The fire, which burned 1,388 acres (6 km2), was the last major fire of the 2015 California wildfire season.[1]


The fire was first reported around 11p.m. on Christmas Day. Driving by strong winds, the fire grew to nearly 900 acres (3.6 km2) in a matter of hours.[3] As the fire jumped Highway 101 it forced motorist to make u-turns and drive the wrong way to escape the flames.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Solimar Fire". CAL FIRE. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Bartholomew, Dana (December 26, 2015). "Solimar Fire: Officials name cause of 1,250-acre Ventura County brush fire". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Bolton, Tom (December 26, 2015). "Crews Continuing to Battle Brush Fire Raging South of Carpinteria". Noozhawk. Retrieved October 21, 2016.