San Marcos Structure Fire
updated: Jan 11, 2013, 4:59 PM
Source: Santa Barbara Fire Department
At 8:59 am, Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) responded to a structure fire, located at
2040 N. San Marcos Rd.
SBC FD responded three engines, an investigator and a battalion chief to the scene. SBC
FD was assisted by US Forest Service, San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department,
Painted Cave Volunteer Fire Department, and the Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit
First arriving firefighters found a fire burning in the bottom of a canyon. Access to the
fire was difficult due to steep, narrow roads. After gaining access to the fire, firefighters
found a yurt and deck fully involved in fire. The fire spread to surrounding vegetation.
A propane tank nearby was venting and there were numerous small "pops" due to
burning stored ammunition. Firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to nearby
structures and vegetation with hose lines, and water drops from the ASU helicopter. The
fire was held to less than a half-acre. The fire was knocked down at 9:45 am.
Firefighters will continue to mop up the fire for most of the afternoon. The fire took
place in an area with a small group of structures converted into living space. Santa
Barbara County Building officials were notified.
There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Contact Information: Captain David Sadecki
|| UPDATE: Any more information on this fire? A subscriber reports an off-road yurt on fire near 2040 North San Marcos Road.
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