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Crews Called to Commercial Structure Fire in Santa Maria

By Michelle Nelson, Noozhawk Managing Editor | @NoozhawkNews |

Santa Maria crews responded Wednesday night to a fire alarm at a commercial structure at 619 S. Oakley Ave.

Battalion chief Rick Bertram said units arrived about 8:30 p.m. and found light smoke and embers emitting from around a roll-up door of a single-story multiunit commercial structure.

The captain called for a full structure response, brining in three additional units and a battalion chief.

Bertram said the fire started in oak wine barrel material and a large pile of rags.

Crews opened the roof to ventilate and extinguished the fire.

Damage was estimated at $30,000, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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