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Lompoc Fire crews rescue resident in morning fire

Posted at 8:37 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 23:37:37-05

Lompoc Fire Crews rescued a resident from a burning home Thursday morning. At about 9:51 a.m. the Lompoc Fire Department responded to reports of smoke coming from a residence in the 100 block of North K street. Neighbors reported hearing someone yelling from inside the burning home.

Crews arrived at the scene and saw smoke coming from a single story, multi family home. The occupants from adjoining residences were quickly evacuated.

Lompoc Fire Crews forced entry into the unit and began a search and an interior attack to contain the fire. Crews rescued one occupant from the building at 10:03 a.m. AMR transported the patient to the Lompoc Airport and flown to cottage Hospital by Cal Star for further care.

The fire was knocked down after 10 minutes and crews remained on scene for another hour to assist with salvage and overhaul. The fire was contained to the single unit and no other units were damaged. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental.

Santa Barbara County and Vandenberg Air Force Fire Department assisted Lompoc Fire Crews in responding to the fire.