Posted: Nov 30, 2009 4:26 PM by Danielle Lerner (Photo courtesy: Tom Morgan)
Updated: Nov 30, 2009 4:26 PM
Cal Fire investigators say a heating lamp for animals is to blame for a fire at a home in Nipomo.
The fire broke out around 10:00 Monday morning in the 500 block of Stanton Road.
That is when a neighbor saw smoke and flames billowing from the roof and called 911.
Cal fire crews contained the blaze in about 20 minutes.
The back of the house and the attic suffered about $200,000 worth of damage but firefighters say it could have been much worse.
"This home has done an excellent job of their defensible space clearance," said Andy Andersen of Cal Fire. "Even from up here it may appear as if it's fairly close, they had excess of 100-foot clearance."
Six people live there but no one was home when the fire started.
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