Fire destroys house in Templeton, sends 1 person to hospital

A fire Thursday evening in Templeton injured one person and destroyed a home.

Cal Fire responded to reports of a structure fire in the 2500 block of Vineyard Drive around 6 p.m.

When crews arrived, they found the 2,000-square-foot house fully engulfed in flames. One wall seemed to have been blown out.

The fire was fully contained by 7 p.m., but Cal Fire declared the building a total loss.

One person was injured in the incident, though the extent of the injuries were unknown, Cal Fire said.

Templeton and Atascadero fire departments both assisted in the firefighting as well.

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Kaytlyn Leslie writes about business and development for The San Luis Obispo Tribune. Hailing from Nipomo, she also covers city governments and happenings in the South County region, including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and Grover Beach. She joined The Tribune in 2013 after graduating from Cal Poly with her journalism degree.