Fire Put Out in Mission Canyon Home Under Construction

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Fire Put Out in Mission Canyon Home Under Construction
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(Photos: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office0

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Firefighters knocked down a fire inside a home under construction in the Mission Canyon area early Wednesday morning.

At 6:44 a.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters received a report of a neighbor seeing smoke coming from a home at 2828 Ben Lomand Drive. Upon arrival crews found smoke and fire in the living space of a single family residence on a single story. 

The home has been under construction and no one was present in the residence at the time. Firefighters made access and kept the fire contained to the room of origin, although heat and smoke damage affected the rest of the house. 

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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Tee Gee Oct 12, 2018 05:45 AM
Fire Put Out in Mission Canyon Home Under Construction

Spontaneous combustion, due oil-soaked rags, possibly contained in a plastic bucket. Usually in these kinds of incendiary episodes, the rags don't burst into flames, they smolder, causing smoke but no adjacent burn marks.

a-1539915782 Oct 12, 2018 03:07 AM
Fire Put Out in Mission Canyon Home Under Construction

Well, whatever the cause, I would like to thank the neighbor who was there to call this in. The whole thing could have spread and caused a heck of a lot more heartache. FLICKA. I think that was the Wollman's (sp?) house? That had to be 25+ years ago.

Flicka Oct 11, 2018 09:42 AM
Fire Put Out in Mission Canyon Home Under Construction

Years ago a place next to Bonnymede burned, at the beach. A round house called the "bark house" was being refinished, the workers left a pile of rags they used to do work on the floors, they caused the fire. Unfortunately the place burned to the ground. The house was built by Mr. Knapp when he owned the Edgecliff Beach Club (c. 1930s).

tagdes Oct 11, 2018 08:04 PM
Fire Put Out in Mission Canyon Home Under Construction

A switch not ready to be used... now that's a good one, would you care to explain. Also the origin is obviously where the "suspect" pile of rags or something similar burned through the sub floor which is sealed and masked ready for paint or stain nearby along with the similarly masked windows. No way there is any Romex or thin walled conduit under there or any reason to nail through this masked off area and doubtful any unready switches the owner would have crawled under the flooring to turn on.

pstarSR Oct 11, 2018 07:47 AM
Fire Put Out in Mission Canyon Home Under Construction

nothing here states its the contractor or workers fault. the owner could have entered the house and turned on a switch that was not "ready" to be used. so lets not, blame the guys working hard to build your homes.

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