Fire Destroys Residential Structure in Isla Vista

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Fire Destroys Residential Structure in Isla Vista
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A fire destroyed a two-story home in Isla Vista early Tuesday morning.

At 3:10 a.m., Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to the 6600 block of Abrego for a first alarm structure fire response. Soon after the first engine company arrived and discovered a two-story single-family home fully involved in fire the response was upgraded to a 2nd alarm to include an engine from Santa Barbara City Fire Department.

Crews were unable to get close enough to the building due to the excessive heat to perform a primary and secondary interior search for possible occupants so a defensive posture was made to knock down the fire on all four corners, said County Fire Captain Dave Bertucelli.

Reports state the home was abandoned but people were frequently seen inside. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has yet to state if there were any injuries connected to this fire. 

Investigators are examining the site to try to determine how the fire started, said Bertucelli.

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Henry Sarria Oct 26, 2021 09:51 PM
Fire Destroys Residential Structure in Isla Vista

Word from a fellow IV local a little while back is that property sold for $250,000. It's been abandoned & run down for quite some time, kind of out of the way, not in plain view.
To my understanding, there were no services such as gas or electric runnin' to it so that kind of rules out anything to do w/ utilities. It's basically down the block & around the corner from me. Glad nobody was inside, it was a tinerbox!

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