Oceano man starts fire in home while fixing plumbing
January 13, 2014
An Oceano man started a fire in his home Saturday while using a blowtorch to make plumbing repairs. [KSBY]
Five Cities firefighters responded to the fire in the 2400 block of Mona Lei Court in Oceano around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. They found smoke coming from an attic above the home’s garage, where the homeowners had just finished using the blowtorch to fix pipes inside a wall.
The firefighters cut portions of the wall away and used low-pressure water to put out the fire. Fire personnel removed burnt drywall and insulation and melted ventilation pipes.
No injuries occurred during the blaze.
The San Luis Obispo County Building Inspector will follow up with the homeowner on usage of the house.