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Fire burns San Luis Obispo house near Broad St.

A firefighter attacks a housefire on Branch Street next to the Chilli Peppers Restaurant. The house in the 600 block was the center of attention for firefighters and spectators in the neighborhood.
David Middlecamp
2-18-2010
A firefighter attacks a housefire on Branch Street next to the Chilli Peppers Restaurant. The house in the 600 block was the center of attention for firefighters and spectators in the neighborhood. David Middlecamp 2-18-2010

San Luis Obispo city firefighters are cleaning up after a fire that burned a small early 20th century house on the east end of town Thursday night.

The blaze broke out on the 600 block of Branch Street, near the Chilie Peppers restaurant just off of Broad Street, about 8:30 p.m.

Flames could be seen coming from an outbuilding behind the house, and smoke was coming out of the house's windows.

A crowd gathered from nearby homes, restaurants and bars to watch as firefighters battled the blaze.

Just before 9 p.m., the crowd was large enough that city crews were called out to put up barricades.

No one appeared to be injured. The extent and value of the damage wasn't known as of late Thursday night.

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