Fire tears through garage in Atascadero

Fire crews are investigating what caused a fire to engulf a three-car garage in Atascadero on Monday.

County/Cal Fire personnel, assisted by the Santa Margarita and Atascadero State Hospital fire departments, responded to the fire at 16550 Walnut Ave. about 7 p.m.

Fire consumed the garage and threatened the adjacent 1,200-square-foot residence, firefighters said. The blaze was contained within 40 minutes and the fire did not enter the house, they said.

No injuries were reported and a cost estimate for the lost property had not been determined Monday, firefighters said.