Mission Canyon Home Damaged in Fire

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Mission Canyon Home Damaged in Fire
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Update by edhat staff

A single-family residence in Mission Canyon suffered extensive damage after a fire in the garage spread to the home.

At 5:16 p.m. Thursday, Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to 2697 Montrose Place for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews assisted by the Santa Barbara City Fire Department found a single story home surrounded by heavy smoke and flames, which were mostly coming from the garage, said Captain Dave Zaniboni.

The fire appears to have started in the garage and spread to the attic area causing extensive damage to the interior living space, as well as the garage.

At the time of the fire there was one elderly male inside who was able to get out on his own, said Zaniboni. No one else was injured. 

Crews were able to keep the fire mostly in the garage and front portion of the home while the back side of the residence was salvaged, said Zaniboni.

An investigator will determine the cause of the fire. 


By an edhat reader

There’s a Structure Fire at 2697 Montrose Place. A lot of fire trucks on scene. Seemed to have started around 5:15 tonight.

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biguglystick Jan 05, 2018 10:30 AM
Mission Canyon Home Damaged in Fire

ANyone know the cause/start of this fire? I heard Edison is being looked at for the Thomas fire?

tagdes Jan 05, 2018 11:23 AM
Mission Canyon Home Damaged in Fire

Started in the far side of the garage. The wires down were from the flames in the attic and on the roof.

a-1550978904 Jan 04, 2018 07:40 PM
Mission Canyon Home Damaged in Fire

Yeah the house is up on a hill at the top of Cheltenham, could see it from pretty far tonight.

a-1550978904 Jan 04, 2018 06:21 PM
Mission Canyon Home Damaged in Fire

Drove by before the fire trucks got there and it was so scary!! Big red flames and could hear explosions. Glad nobody was hurt! House looked pretty engulfed though.

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