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Fire burns home, other structures at ‘compound’ in Atascadero

Fire destroys home, burns other nearby structures in Atascadero

Atascadero fire Chief Casey Bryson describes fighting the early-morning fire that destroyed a Portola Road home and other nearly buildings in Atascadero on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Atascadero Fire Department, Atascadero State Hospital and Cal Fire
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Atascadero fire Chief Casey Bryson describes fighting the early-morning fire that destroyed a Portola Road home and other nearly buildings in Atascadero on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Atascadero Fire Department, Atascadero State Hospital and Cal Fire

An Atascadero home and several outbuildings were damaged Tuesday in an early-morning fire.

Firefighters were called to the property at 7105 Portola Road at 2:54 a.m., Atascadero fire Capt. Bill White said. When the first firefighters arrived, they found the home engulfed in flames.

Several outbuildings on the property — which White described as a compound and included sheds, RVs, campers and a mobile modular home — also caught fire, White said.

No one was injured in the fire. Five people who lived at the property were taken to a hotel by the American Red Cross, White said.

Investigators were still at the property trying to determine the cause of the fire, White said. Access was described as difficult because of the number of items stored in the house and outbuildings.

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