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Monday, March 11, 2013

San Luis Obispo Fire Department Student Housing Fire

Firefighter injured in student housing fire

March 11, 2013
stenner glenA San Luis Obispo student housing complex caught on fire Saturday morning, causing one firefighter to end up in the hospital.

The fire began around 11:02 a.m. Saturday on the third floor of the Stenner Glen apartment complex at 1050 Foothill Blvd. The San Luis Obispo Fire Department responded and found flames in two bedrooms within a six-bedroom suite.

A roof collapsed on a firefighter battling the flames and an ambulance transported him to a local emergency room. No other injuries occurred during the fire.

San Luis Obispo firefighters extinguished the fire, with the help of CalFire, within 25 minutes of receiving the 911 call.

Stenner Glen staff evacuated 20 occupants from the building that caught fire. The fire significantly damaged four of the six bedrooms in the Stenner Glen suite. Management of the student housing complex provided temporary housing on site for the displaced tenants.

The fire caused approximately $150,000 of damage to the property and $25,000 of damage to personal belongings.

A resident in the bedroom next to the one that caught on fire was sleeping at the onset of the blaze. A smoke detector successfully alerted the sleeping resident.

San Luis Obispo fire investigators are still investigating the cause of the flames.

Saturday’s fire was the second of the year at the Stenner Glen complex. Another fire occurred in a Stenner Glen apartment in early January.

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