Structure Fire on Dover Hill Deemed Accidental
Update by Santa Barbara City Fire Department
May 11, 2021
The Fire Department has determined that the cause of Saturday’s structure fire at 1322 Dover Road to be accidental in nature and most likely caused by an electrical malfunction.
The fire, which resulted in the total destruction of the single family residence, caused over $1,850,000 in total damages. The single occupant who was home at the time of the fire escaped without injury and there were no reported firefighter injuries.
The fire was first reported at approximately 9:55 AM on Saturday, May 8th, 2021. Santa Barbara City Fire Department responded multiple engines and the ladder truck to the Riviera neighborhood for the fire attack and were assisted with additional resources from Santa Barbara County Fire and Montecito Fire Protection District. Upon arrival, the structure was fully involved with flames rolling out of nearly every window. Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire from the exterior of the building and provided exposure protection to keep flames from spreading to surrounding vegetation and neighboring residences.
The Santa Barbara City Fire Department would like to remind everyone that early notification to 911 is the first step to reducing potential devastation and loss of life as a result of fast moving fires.
Photo by Scanner Andrew
By Scanner Andrew
9:56 a.m., May 8, 2021
City firefighters are responding to a report of a structure fire on the 1300 block of Dover Hill Road
By Roger the scanner guy
9:59 a.m., May 8, 2021
1300 Block of Dover Hill Road structure fire
Photos by Nelson Roosendahl
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