A Morro Bay woman was displaced from her home after it caught fire and nearly burned to the ground Wednesday night.
Though over 90 percent of the house had burned by the time firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to neighboring homes on the 2500 block of Greenwood Avenue.
No one was injured.
Morro Bay Fire Department Engineer Michael Talmadge said Thursday the agency received a report of flames coming from the home at about 8 p.m. When they arrived they found more than half the home fully engulfed.
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The fire caused an overhead power line to break and fall towards one side of the house, partially blocking firefighters’ access until PG&E crews could cut the power.
Talmadge said the department responded with two engines and a rescue vehicle and were assisted by an engine from the Cayucos Fire Department and two Cal Fire engines.
Damage was estimated at about $250,000, and the sole resident of the home is currently being assisted by the Red Cross.
An investigation into the cause of the fire was ongoing Thursday afternoon.