ATASCADERO – Early morning on Monday, August 10, at 12:53 a.m. Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services responded to a 2 Alarm Structure Fire at 5305 Vega Avenue in Atascadero.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a fully involved structure fire in a single-family residence. Fire crews had a difficult time getting enough water as the location of the house was a significant distance from the nearest hydrant. One resident was awake at the time, which helped with evacuating residents of the home. Everyone made it out safely, with no injuries reported; however, there is still a dog missing.
Fire crews were able to control the blaze within two hours fully and remained at the scene until this morning. In addition to our firefighters, Atascadero Police Department was on hand for traffic control, along with three engines from Atascadero Fire plus our Fire Chief, County Fire with two engines and a Battalion Chief, one engine each from Paso Robles, Templeton and Santa Margarita, as well as, San Luis Ambulance. Thank you all for your assistance!
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. For more information, please contact Fire Chief Casey Bryson, (805) 470-3300.