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Two people displaced after house fire in Lompoc

Posted at 2:25 PM, Aug 16, 2020

Two people are displaced after a single-family home caught fire Saturday night in Lompoc.

According to the battalion chief of Lompoc City Fire, crews from the fire department, Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the Vandenberg Air Force Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on the 500 block of North Second Street at about 7:49 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, they saw "heavy smoke" showing at a single-story house and determined the fire came from a bedroom in the home, according to a news release.

The residents and their animals safely escaped the house before fire crews entered the building and knocked down the fire in the bedroom after 10 minutes. Crews remained on scene for two hours to assist with salvage and overhaul, authorities said.

Firefighters also placed exposure lines to protect a nearby home, according to fire crews.

The Red Cross also responded to the incident to provide assistance to the displaced residents.

Crews are investigating the cause of the structure fire.