Firefighters Battle Active Structure Fire on Modoc

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Firefighters Battle Active Structure Fire on Modoc
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Photos: SBCFD

By edhat staff

Santa Barbara County firefighters battled an active structure fire in the 4300 block of Modoc late Thursday morning.

At 11:41 a.m., firefighters responded 4320 Modoc as a 2nd alarm fire as initial reports stated occupants were trapped inside. The Santa Barbara City Fire Department and AMR ambulance assisted in the response.


On arrival, crews found a two-story multi-unit condo complex with one unit heavily involved in fire on their first and second floors. Initially, crews made an aggressive attack as the below video shows flames coming through the kitchen window while a firefighter attempts to kick down the door. 

A primary search was performed and there were no occupants inside. All adjacent condos in the complex were also cleared. One dog was located in an adjacent structure and was given to a caregiver. 

Captain Daniel Bertucelli reports the fire was knocked down and crews are currently on scene to salvage the structure.

The fire is under investigation and there were no injuries reported.

Edhat will update this article with more information as it becomes available.

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