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Apartment Building Left Untenable After Fire

San Luis Obispo, CA — San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a report of smoke inside a structure at 1230 Murray Street, Unit 24.  Upon arrival fire crews found light smoke in one bathroom, of one apartment, of an 18 unit building.  Fire crews were able to contain the fire to a bathroom wall and the attic area above the bathroom, but due to damage to the main electrical supply to the building the entire building could not be re-supplied with electricity rendering it untenable.   

The tenant of the apartment where the fire was located reported that her carbon monoxide alarm had gone off earlier in the day and she called her mother when she smelled smoke.  Her mother told her to call 9-1-1.  As fire units were responding the tenant told City Fire Dispatchers that she could see a burn mark on her bathroom wall that was getting larger.  The dispatcher told her to exit the apartment, which she did, and then she started knocking on other apartment doors to evacuate her neighbors.

The fire was contained to a small area of the building without any further fire damage.     

No emergency response personnel or civilians were injured fighting this blaze.  The cause is under investigation.

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