A two-alarm fire caused major damage to a single-family home west of Goleta on Saturday night, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
Firefighters were dispatched at about 7:25 p.m. to the two-story residence on the 8400 block of Vereda del Padre in the Rancho Embarcadero neighborhood, fire Capt. Daniel Bertucelli said.
“Crews encountered heavy fire upon arrival, and began an aggressive interior attack coordinated with ventilation,” Bertucelli said.
Two people who were at home at the time escaped without injury, along with two pets, Bertucelli said.
A second alarm was called, and firefighters from the city of Santa Barbara responded to assist with the incident.
Firefighters were able to knock down the flames, and then began mopping up and overhauling the scene.
They deployed salvage tarps to protect many of the residents’ belongings from water and smoke damage, he added.
The residents were displaced by the fire, but declined assistance from the American Red Cross,.
An investigator was dispatched to the scene to search for the cause of the blaze.
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