SLO home damaged in fire

January 26, 2015

B8OHFxnIEAAZ2XPA fire broke out beneath the floor of a San Luis Obispo home Sunday morning and caused about $10,000 in damages.

San Luis Obispo firefighters responded to 294 Buchon Street around 10:30 a.m. after people walking by reported seeing smoke. When firefighters arrived on scene, they created an opening in the hardwood floor and stopped the spread of the fire.

Fire crews controlled the blaze within five minutes of arrival. No one suffered any injuries as a result of the fire.

The residents of the house were away eating breakfast at the time of the fire.

Investigators are still determining the cause of the fire, but officials say the blaze likely came from the location of a 60-year-old furnace.


60-year old furnace?!? Good God, man, how is that even possible? I know they used to make quality appliances and such (back when made in USA meant something), pre-bic-disposable-society, but 60 years?!

Think of all the energy that could have been saved if they even updated/upgraded 10-20 years ago!

Please, people, do not keep energy-using appliances (refrigerators, water heaters, furnaces / FAU’s) longer than 20-30 at best… just a good rule of thumb.