San Luis Obispo student apartment fire being investigated

San Luis Obispo - The TribuneMarch 9, 2013 

Correction: This story previously said the fire at the Stenner Glen apartment complex occurred Friday night. The fire was Saturday morning.

A fire that tore through a student-housing complex in San Luis Obispo Saturday morning and injured one firefighter is being investigated by the San Luis Obispo Fire Department, said Chief Charlie Hines.

The fire was reported at 11:02 a.m.

Firefighters arrived on the scene at the Stenner Glen Student Housing Apartment Complex at 1050 Foothill Blvd. soon afterward.

They found a third-floor blaze that had blown out windows and was making its way into the building's attic, Hines said.

The fire was under control by around 11:20 a.m., said Battalion Chief Jeff Gater.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital after part of a ceiling fell on him as he was fighting the blaze.

No one else was hurt in the fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated, Gater said, adding that the fire started in an unoccupied room on the third floor.

The three displaced occupants of the third floor were given new housing in the complex, Gater said.

Occupants in the rest of Building 12 and an adjacent building with a common wall had to be temporarily moved since gas and power were shut of in both buildings.


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