Electrical wiring causes fire that burns through Atascadero home's attic
An Atascadero house fire on Tuesday afternoon caused $100,000 in damage after burning through the residence’s attic and roof.
Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services crews responded about 3:47 p.m. to the 4400 block of Cayucos Avenue after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting the fire, according to an Atascadero Fire news release.
Firefighters found a single-story, single-family residence with dark smoke coming from the eves and vents of the attic.
While crews began attacking the blaze, the fire burned through the roof and firefighters had to get through the ceiling into the attic to access and supress the flames. Although the fire was contained to the attic area, the house’s living space sustained heavy smoke and water damage.
The fire was caused by electrical wiring in the attic, according to the news release.