Firefighters responded Thursday night to a residential structure fire on the Mesa in Santa Barbara.
Crews were dispatched shortly after 10 p.m. to the 200 block of Selrose Lane, where they found heavy flames coming from a single-story home, according to Battalion Chief Robert Mercado of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department.
They pulled a hose line and began an aggressive attack on the fire, trying to keep the flames from spreading to the rest of the house.
A second crew conducted a search of the home to make sure no one was inside, Mercado said, while other firefighters cut ventilation holes in the roof.
A family of four was at home at the time of the blaze but safely evacuated the structure, he said.
No injuries were reported in the fire, which appeared to have started in the garage, Mercado said.
Most of the fire was contained to the garage, he said, but there was smoke damage throughout the home. A trailer in the driveway also was damaged.
The damages were estimated at $30,000 to $50,000.
An investigator was dispatched to the scene to search for the cause of the fire.
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