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Fire investigators: Early morning garage fire in Lompoc deemed suspicious

Posted at 10:23 AM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 13:23:35-04

A garage fire in Lompoc was deemed suspicious Saturday morning. 

Lompoc Fire says the first-alarm fire started on the 700 block of Second Street in the very early morning hours Saturday. 

Fire crews say they first saw a large pile of debris on fire, which spread to a detached garage unit. Thankfully, no one was inside the garage or home beside it. 

Units from Lompoc, Santa Barbara County Fire, and Vandenberg Air Force Base responded. 

The fire was extinguished in 20 minutes. The Lompoc Firefighters Association posted two videos to its Facebook page, showing a portion of the quick fire fight. 

The house beside the garage seemed to be vacant and did not get any damage from the flames.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but Lompoc Fire says it’s been deemed suspicious in nature. The city of Lompoc says damages reported cost about $500 in content and $10,000 in property damage. 

Investigators are looking into the case further.