Two house fires extinguished in Atascadero on Thursday
–Two fires torched homes in Atascadero on Thursday, Dec 5.
First fire – 9400 block of Santa Lucia, Atascadero
The first broke out around 6:15 a.m. on the 9400 block of Santa Lucia, according to Bill White with Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services.
When crews arrived, they reported smoke was filling the home. They were able to extinguish the fire quickly, on the lower floor of the split-level house.
The cause of the fire was believed to be a tree that hit a powerline to the home, fire officials say.
A family living in the house escaped safely, but are now displaced.
Second fire – 6870 Serra Ave., Atascadero
A second home, at 6870 Serra Ave., Atascadero, caught fire around 12:30 p.m.
Multiple agencies responded, including firefighters from Atascadero, Templeton, and Paso Robles.
Medics rushed inside to treat an elderly non-ambulatory woman and safely help her get out of the building.
The structure fire appeared to have started in the garage.
Report and photos by Jason Brock