Two cats killed in home fire in Atascadero

May 24, 2021

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A pair of cats died in a mobile home fire in Atascadero Friday night.

Shortly before 10 p.m., a 911caller reported the fire burning inside a mobile home located at 10025 El Camino Real. With flames spreading, two occupants fled the mobile home, while the two cats remained inside, according to the Atascadero Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and determined the blaze ignited in one bedroom, then spread to the adjacent bedroom, as well as the hallway. Initially, firefighters struggled to attack the fire because of high heat, heavy smoke and unorthodox furniture placement.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters found both of the cats dead inside the mobile home.

Medical personnel treated one of the residents for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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paragon

It’s a mobile home. It would probably take all of 5 seconds to walk the length of it. The residents had time to call 911, but not enough time to rescue their cats? Pathetic…


The fire investigation will almost definitely find there were no working smoke detectors and probably a cigarette/joint as the ignition source. Check your smoke detectors monthly, people!