Nipomo fire damages workshop, injures firefighter

A fire in Nipomo on Wednesday night damaged a detached workshop and caused about $20,000 in damage, Cal Fire officials said Thursday.

A firefighter was injured when he stepped on a nail, said Cal Fire dispatcher Karen Sullivan. He was treated at a local hospital and released, she said. No other injuries were reported.

The fire started about 9:50 p.m. in the 700 block of Sierra Road, said Cal Fire dispatcher Karen Sullivan.

About 15 firefighters responded to the blaze, including a fire investigator, a chief officer and four engines. One of the engines came from the Santa Maria Fire Department, Sullivan said.

The cause is still under investigation.

-- Cynthia Lambert