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Chimney fire breaks out at Santa Barbara home

Posted at 11:06 PM, Jan 08, 2020

Santa Barbara City Firefighters respond to chimney fire Wednesday night.

Firefighters responded to the fire at around 7:27 p.m. On the 3700 block of Lincolnwood Drive.

Fire officials say the homeowner had a fire in their fire place and was alerted by a passing motorist who witnessed flames on the exterior of the chimney.

The homeowner then called 911 and used a garden hose from their second story balcony prior to the arrival of the Fire Department. Firefighters accessed the attic space and extinguished the remaining fire using a water extinguisher.

Firefighters say there were no injuries reported and the cause is under investigation.

Estimated damage to the property is not available at this time.

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department would like to remind residents to have your chimney cleaned and serviced regularly.