PRESS RELEASE – Carlsbad Drive Garage Fire


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At approximately 05:20am on Sunday morning September 13, 2015 a fire was reported by the occupant in the 4000 block of Carlsbad Drive.  The occupants discovered smoke in the garage and evacuated the residence. The first arriving fire company reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the garage door.  Four engine companies and a Battalion Chief responded to the fire and gained control of the fire in 25 minutes.  The occupants evacuated the house safely. One minor injury was reported by a firefighter. He was treated on scene and remained on duty. CERT responded to the fire to assist with Rehab duties for the firefighters.  Crews remained on the scene an additional 4 helping with salvage operations and assisting Fire Investigators.  Firefighters were able to save approximately $200,000 in property and contents. Damages were confined to the garage area and were estimated at $75,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.