Building in Atascadero explodes

June 8, 2013

fire fire fireAs firefighters were rushing to a fire at a fiberglass repair shop in Atascadero on Friday evening, the building exploded. [KCOY]

At about 6 p.m., a fire was reported at the building located off Sycamore and Curbaril roads. Firefighters are investigating the cause of the explosion.

Chemicals in the building were of a concern to firefighters who were accompanied by a hazmat team. A total of 20 engines responded to the fire.

No one was in the building at the time and no one was injured. The building appears to be a total loss.




  1. easymoney says:

    Remember this when comparing firefighters with other public servants. The job is dangerous at best and no one was every in harms way working behind a desk…

    • r0y says:

      Maybe there should be a bonus system in place, then? I mean if 95% of your “work” is not much, but that 5% can potentially be an exploding building, then have a hazard bonus, but bring the rest of the salary in-line with reason? Maybe fire is still a sacred cow (like police used to be, and teachers were). Who knows.

    • flytrap says:

      No-you don’t compare firefighters with other public servants. You compare them with other firefighters across the country, most likely in much more dangerous places than this county.

  2. Citizen says:

    The recent fire in Paso at 6th and Olive had at least 4 explosions:

    This fire almost burned the neighborhood down, even though the Paso fire department responded quickly. It was no ordinary house fire.

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