Santa Barbara city firefighters responded Monday to a residential structure fire in the San Roque area.
Crews were dispatched at about 11:45 a.m. to the blaze on the 2800 block of Panorama Place.
Upon arrival at the single-story home, they found heavy flames and smoke coming from the attached garage, fire Battalion Chief Robert Mercado told Noozhawk.
One engine crew pulled a hose line and began attacking the flames, while a ladder truck team cut ventilation holes in the roof to allow hot gases and smoke to get out, Mercado said.
It took about 15 minutes to control the fire, which caused significant damage to the garage, and destroyed a vehicle inside, Mercado said.
There was minor extension of flames into the residence, Mercado added, along with water and smoke damage.
Two people were at home at the time of the fire, Mercado said, including a woman who was inside and was helped to safety by firefighters.
The fire put off enough heat to melt plastic parts on a vehicle parked outside, about 15 feet away, as well as a plastic trash can, Mercado noted.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remained under investigation.
The incident originally was reported as a vehicle fire, “but it doesn’t look like the vehicle was the culprit,” Mercado said.
Damage to the structure was estimated at $100,00.