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UPDATE: One confirmed dead in house that burned in Tanglewood; cause under investigation

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Oct 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-19 21:09:48-04

UPDATE: One person was found dead inside a home after a house fire broke out in Tanglewood, officials confirmed on Twitter.

The fire burned through the home on Rosales Court on Wednesday and sent dark plumes of smoke into the air.

Firefighters searching inside the home found a person dead, Santa Barbara County Fire Public Information Officer Scott Safechuck said.

Fire officials have not released any more information about the individual.

No firefighters were injured in the blaze.

The fire's cause is being investigated.
A fire broke out at a home in the Tanglewood neighborhood of Santa Maria Wednesday afternoon.

The fire, burning in a house on the 3500-block of Rosales Court in Santa Maria, was called in just after 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19.

Within 20 minutes, the a second alarm response was called to the single-story home.

Santa Barbara County Public Information Officer Scott Safechuck said fire crews searched the home, but fire officials have not confirmed with KSBY whether any residents were injured.

No firefighters were injured in the fire, a battalion chief said.

By 4:42 p.m., the fire was knocked down, but fire crews remained to mop up the area.

An hour after the fire, multiple fire units remained at the house, including investigators who are looking into the fire's cause.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office was requested to respond to the scene.