Fireworks Cause Structure Fire in Goleta

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Fireworks Cause Structure Fire in Goleta
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By edhat staff

Santa Barbara County Firefighters were able to save a house after the use of fireworks caused an attached carport on fire Saturday evening.

At 9:50 p.m., crews responded to the 6200 block of Westmoreland in Goleta for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival crews made an aggressive attack that kept the fire in check, preventing it from spreading into the attic and attached home, which was the direction of the burning fire, said Captain Daniel Bertucelli.

It was determined the cause of the fire was due to fireworks. 

Firefighters are performing salvage operations and mopping up the scene to ensure the fire is completely out. 


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Goleta Life Jul 05, 2020 12:03 PM
Fireworks Cause Structure Fire in Goleta

Correction, they have neighbors on all sides of them. Including an open space with densely populated evergreen trees. Just bc they are a corner doesnt mean that theyre selfish irresponsible behavior shouldnt go unnoticed. They put their entire neighborhood in jeopardy and used our tax dollars to boot. Hopefully a fine will be placed possibly even a night in jail will suffice.

Roger Jul 05, 2020 08:35 AM
Fireworks Cause Structure Fire in Goleta

The East Side Fireworks were of course shot away from their original starting point but mostly in the neighborhood I'm surprised nothing caught but then again maybe they were shot off by pros..There were BOLO'S over the scanner for fireworks though I did not hear any for the East Side or Grand Ave. I don't blame cops for not responding many times there is gun fire and they could get hit.

a-1593958417 Jul 05, 2020 07:13 AM
Fireworks Cause Structure Fire in Goleta

Since you know who and where he is, someone should have reported him. What was interesting on the Eastside last night, Franklin School area east, mostly, where there are quite frequent police patrols, there were no police, although fireworks were going off from a little after 8 until almost 11. Some were so elaborate, the kind seen at the beach and not just from one location but four or five. Luckily, no fires.

REX OF SB Jul 05, 2020 01:21 AM
Fireworks Cause Structure Fire in Goleta

That's the question: was the Goleta house fire a result of the owner's irresponsible behavior or a neighbor's? If the former, I can only hope that his/her insurance doesn't pay a nickel. If the latter, I'd like to see the perp found guilty and then die in a grease fire. This kind of irresponsibility is NOT acceptable.


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