Vehicle and garage catch fire at Atascadero townhouse

A vehicle parked in a townhouse garage in Atascadero caught fire Saturday evening igniting the garage, but firefighters quickly extinguished it.

Shortly after 8 p.m., the residents notised the blaze in the garage located at 9500 Casa Bella Court, according to the Atascadero Fire Department. A man and a woman were inside the home at the time, but they were not injured in the fire.

Firefighters arrived and found the garage of the two-unit townhouse full of fire and smoke. Upon entering the garage, firefighters determined a vehicle was on fire and smoke and heat had spread to items inside the garage.

It took firefighters 19 minutes to contain the blaze. Five engines and a total of 13 fire personnel responded to the blaze.

The total damage that occurred was limited to an estimated $25,000.

The cause of the fire is unclear. An investigation into the blaze is ongoing.

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