Fire burns small Los Osos home
November 6, 2014
A small home burned in Los Osos Wednesday as firefighters struggled to avoid a downed power line that was obstructing their path to the blaze.
Shortly before 3:30 p.m, an electrical issue sparked the fire that burned a 1,000 square-foot wood frame home located on 8th Street. Firefighters responded immediately, but they did not gain control of the fire until more than three hours after it was reported.
Fire crews had to wait for utility workers to arrive and cut the power to the home.
The fire caused $70,000 of damage to the home and destroyed $30,000 of belongings. It was reportedly caused by an electrical incident or accident.
A resident of the home suffered from smoke inhalation, but was not taken to the hospital. Fire officials say there was not a working smoke detector in the house.