Fire burns SLO home

March 16, 2015

CAJhO3DUgAE-5TVA San Luis Obispo couple is in search of a home following a fire that erupted in their house Sunday morning.

The fire broke out in the garage at 514 Patricia Drive around 7:40 a.m. Sunday. The couple was home at the time, and they attempted to extinguish the fire.

But, the man and woman did not succeed in putting out the fire, and flames quickly shot up about 50 feet into the air. The couple escaped without suffering any injuries.CAJhO3DUgAAxKvy

Firefighters arrived on scene about two minutes after the 911 call, according to the San Luis Obispo Fire Department. Fire crews extinguished the blaze without any firefighters suffering injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Red Cross is helping the displaced couple find a new home.



  1. womanwhohasbeenthere says:

    Let me guess – this will be cited by City Council as the justification for the rental inspection ordinance for SFRs (assuming this was a rental).

    Was there something in the garage, like meth lab or pot plants, that they tried to dismantle before calling 911? Usually garages don’t spontaneously catch fire. If a dryer vent had caused it (lint buildup can create a fire) I think that would have been pretty evident and the occupants would have said that.

    More here than meets the eye.

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    • flytrap says:

      Not only inspections, but installation of sprinklers in every house seeking a building permit,
      new or retrofit, yearly inspections of said sprinklers, hiring of more personnel at the fire
      department for inspections, new vehicles for this, outlaw fireplaces. An excuse for more
      and more regulation and a reason for saying that San Luis has the same danger as a large
      city with tall buildings.

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    • Side_Show_Bob says:

      How wonderfully close-minded of you to take such a shot at someone that just lost their home to a catastrophic event. It is NOT a rental and it was not any illegal activity that ignited the blaze so your speculation is unfounded and quite out of place. Your knowledge of “garage fires” and ignition sources is grossly lacking. Hopefully, you’ll never experience a similar situation. But then again, there’s always karma….

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  2. easymoney says:

    What no firefighter bashing?

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  3. Ted Slanders says:

    We can only wonder in what this couple did to displease our Hebrew God Yahweh, in that he caused their house to burn down. It’s a terrible situation, and we true Christians must pray to our God that He doesn’t have another reason to burn their house down again.

    Behind every circumstance is the Lord; “When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?” (Amos 3:6)

    God, not chance, decides what happens in human affairs “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.” (Proverbs 16:33)

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