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UPDATE: Firefighters determine cause of house fire in Atascadero

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Jan 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-20 22:43:29-05

UPDATE (4:40 p.m.) - Atascadero Fire & Emergency services say the cause of the structure fire on the 7500 block of Balboa Road Monday was determined to be electrical.

One person home at the time was reportedly able to get out along with her two dogs.

While damage from the flames was confined to the living room where the fire started, firefighters say the entire two-story home had smoke damage.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene and Balboa Road between Ardilla and San Fernando roads was temporarily closed.

Fire crews stayed on scene for around four hours to clean up and make sure the flames were out.

No other structures were damaged.

ORIGINAL STORY: A fire broke out at a house in Atascadero on Friday.

It was first reported at about 9:45 a.m. in the 7500 block of Balboa Rd.

Balboa Rd. was closed between San Fernando Rd. and Ardilla Rd. while firefighters worked to put out the flames.

According to police, only one home was involved and the fire did not spread to any other buildings.