Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cal Fire/San Luis Obispo County - Strucure fire

Fire destroys home, building

An electrical problem caused a fire that destroyed a residential and commercial building at 406 Aloma Way on the Nipomo Mesa early Monday morning, said a spokeswoman for Cal Fire/San Luis Obispo County Fire Department.

The fire did an estimated $800,000 damage to the 5,000-square-foot building, half of which was a home and half of which was a commercial unit occupied by the Brad Anderson Construction Co. An unidentified civilian suffered first-degree burns over 8 percent of his body and second-degree burns over 1 percent of his body as he was attempting to move items out of the garage, the spokeswoman said.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment by private vehicle.

A firefighter also sustained a minor injury when he stepped on a nail, but he returned to duty, she said.

The fire was reported at 6:36 a.m., and the structure was fully involved when firefighters
arrived at the site off Halcyon Road northeast of Cypress Ridge Golf Course.

Two engines, two support vehicles and a hand crew from Cal Fire/County Fire Department were assisted by one engine each from Arroyo Grande, Oceano and Cal Fire/Pismo Beach fire departments.

The fire was fully extinguished by noon, the spokeswoman said.

Investigators from Cal Fire and Paso Robles Fire Department are investigating the cause, she said.

Source: - Link

No comments:

Post a Comment

- Due to rampant abuse, we are no longer posting anonymous comments. Please use your real OpenID, Google, Yahoo, AIM, Twitter, Flickr name.

Twitter Buttons

****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer." --Abraham Lincoln

View blog top tags

Subscribe via email to California Fire News - Keep track of Cal Fire News

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner