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Firefighters respond to house fire in San Luis Obispo

Posted at 11:40 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 13:35:16-05

San Luis Obispo firefighters were busy responding to a single-story residential structure fire in San Luis Obispo late Thursday night.

Firefighters received a call about the fire around 9:30 p.m. at 601 Skyline Drive.

The occupants were instructed to leave the home, and fire officials say everyone made it out safely.

When crews arrived on the scene, they found the garage of the home was fully involved until the blaze was later contained to just one vehicle.

San Luis Obispo Fire Department Battalion Chief Neal Berryman said firefighters also discovered the residence was the home of a retired fire captain, making it an easier process for crews working with the victims.

“I think it’s a little easier to explain to a firefighter victim in this case because they kind of know what’s going on. So they know what we do, they know why we are cutting holes in the roof or if we are putting fans in the front door or how we tackle the fire and what we do to accomplish that,” Chief Berryman said.

Berryman says multiple vehicles were in the garage, including a couple of antique cars.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.