At Mysterious Hot Spot in Ventura County, Soil is More Than 800 degrees

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Last Friday, there were reports of smoke rising from the ground in the Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County. Firefighters found there were no flames but at a foot beneath the surface the temperature of the ground was 812 degrees.



  • Iraj Ershaghi - Professor of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, Director of the Petroleum Engineering Dept at USC


Warren Olney