Five injured in San Luis Obispo fire
March 4, 2012
Five college students in their 20s were injured in a fire that destroyed a house on the corner of Johnson Avenue and Buchon Street early Sunday morning.
One of the nine students living in the home jumped out of a second story window, onto a porch cover and then to the ground. She was uninjured in the fall.
Medical personnel transported five of the occupants to a local hospital mostly for smoke inhalation.
The fire, reported at 3:38 a.m., quickly burned through the older home devoid of fire breaks, said San Luis Obispo Fire Chief Charles Hines.
“It was a very challenging and labor intensive fire,” Hines said.
A total of five fire engines, one truck company and an air support unit from the San Luis Obispo Fire department and CalFire worked for about two and a half hours to extinguish the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.