An investigator was called in Sunday night to search for the cause a residential garage fire that broke out on Santa Barbara’s Westside, according to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department.
Crews responded to a vehicle fire that was upgraded to a structure fire shortly before 7 p.m. on the 600 block of Del Monte Avenue, Battalion Chief Jim McCoy said.
“When the engine got here, they found a vehicle that had been burning and put out by the owner, and then in a separate location, another couple fires inside a garage on the backside of the house where the vehicle was,” McCoy said.
An investigator remained on scene to determine the cause of the blaze, McCoy said at about 8:30 p.m.
“The fire was quickly put out,” McCoy said. “Now we are trying to sort out what started both the vehicle fire and the garage fire.”
Damage estimates had not been determined, but moderate damage occurred, McCoy said.
“It was fairly minor in terms of structure fires, but something we certainly need to investigate,” McCoy said.
No injuries were reported, and no residents were displaced by the fire.
Three fire engines and a ladder truck from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department were dispatched to the incident.
Additional details were not immediately available.
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