Fire at AM/PM in Atascadero causes $50,000 in damage

Attic fire on Saturday morning is under investigation

kleslie@thetribunenews.comSeptember 22, 2013 

An attic fire at the AM/PM on San Anselmo Road in Atascadero on Saturday morning caused $50,000 worth of damage.

COURTESY ATASCADERO FIRE DEPARTMENT

An attic fire at an Atascadero AM/PM convenience store Saturday caused about $50,000 worth of damage, according to an Atascadero Fire Department news release.

The AM/PM at 6100 San Anselmo Road had “moderate fire and smoke conditions coming from the roof of the structure,” when firefighters arrived at 11:20 a.m., according to the news release.

Engines and personnel from Atascadero Fire Department, Cal Fire, Paso Robles Fire Department and Templeton Fire Department responded to the fire. An ambulance from San Luis Obispo and multiple Atascadero police units also responded. Altogether, more than 25 firefighters were on scene.

After 35 minutes, the firefighters pinpointed the exact location of the fire in the complex's attic and extinguished it.

There were no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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