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Unattended Curling Iron Suspected as Cause of Goleta House Fire

Santa Barbara County firefighters extinguish blaze, confining damage to one bedroom

Santa Barbara County firefighters responding to a blaze at a Goleta home Sunday afternoon arrived to find a bedroom on fire.

Three fire engines and a ladder truck were dispatched to a single-family residence in the 600 block of Cambridge Drive south of Cathedral Oaks Road, Capt. David Sadecki said.

Firefighters evacuated the house when they arrived just before 3 p.m. and confined the fire to one bedroom. The blaze was extinguished by 3:11 p.m. and there was only minor damage to the structure, Sadecki said.

He said the cause of the fire appears to be a curling iron that was left on and unattended.

No one was injured in the incident. 

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Santa Barbara County firefighters suspect a curling iron may be to blame for a fire that caused only minor damage at the Cambridge Drive home. (Zack Warburg / Noozhawk photo)
Santa Barbara County firefighters suspect a curling iron may be to blame for a fire that caused only minor damage at the Cambridge Drive home. (Zack Warburg / Noozhawk photo)

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