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Four families displaced after fire burns apartments in Atascadero

A blaze broke out at an Atascadero fourplex Wednesday morning.
A blaze broke out at an Atascadero fourplex Wednesday morning.

A fire that broke out at a small apartment complex in Atascadero on Wednesday morning displaced four families, officials said.

The fire was reported at about 8 a.m., when crews responded to a report of an explosion in the 8400 block of San Andres Avenue, according to a news release. The fire started in the fourth unit of the complex, but spread to all four units, officials said.

The fourth unit received most of the damage, but the whole complex was affected. The fire was contained at about 9 a.m., but there were flare-ups until about 10 a.m. as firefighters chased the fire through the attic, officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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