Fire causes $75,000 in damage to Atascadero home

jhickey@thetribunenews.comMay 21, 2013 

A structure and vegetation fire on Sunday in Atascadero caused $75,000 in damage to a home before firefighters extinguished it.

The fire was reported 3:15 p.m. May 19 in the 3000 block of Campbell Lane, according to a news release from the Atascadero Fire Department.

Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy fire and black smoke coming from the exterior of a single-story, single-family residence.

The fire burned up the exterior wall and spread into the home’s attic. The fire was also burning in nearby vegetation and pine trees. Fire crews quickly contained the vegetation fire, allowing them to focus on extinguishing the structure fire.

The fire was under control within 20 minutes, and no injuries were reported.

Total property value saved is estimated at $230,000, and property value lost is estimated at $75,000, according to the Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, but the Fire Department says it started in a large plastic storage shed located outside the home.

A total of 22 responders were dispatched to the scene. Among the responders were total of six fire engines from Atascadero, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo County fire departments, according to the news release.

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