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Firefighters put out garage fire in Santa Barbara

Posted at 5:13 PM, Apr 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 20:13:00-04

UPDATE (5:45 p.m.) – Fire officials have released more details about a fire that broke out near Skofield Park Sunday afternoon. 

When firefighters first arrived on scene of a reported structure fire in the 1800 block of Las Canoas Rd. they saw heavy smoke billowing from a detached garage. 

Everyone inside the home had escaped by the time firefighters got there. 

Crews contained the flames to the garage, a portion of which had been converted into a bedroom. 

Fire investigators have determined an electrical malfunction in the wall of the garage caused the fire to spark. 

No one was hurt. 


Firefighters were called to a structure fire in Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon. Flames reportedly jumped to nearby vegetation. 

The fire broke out just before 4 p.m. in the 1800 block of Las Canoas Rd. on the southeast corner of Skofield Park. 

Information is limited at this time. This story will be updated as soon as more details are available.