Fire damages Atascadero home, causes minor injuries

An Atascadero police officer helps fight a fire. Photo by Richard Bastian

A fire damaged a home on El Camino Real north of Del Rio Road in Atascadero on Wednesday afternoon. One person suffered minor injuries.

The fire burned an acre and several fences, and then spread to the home. An Atascadero police officer helped put of a blaze that started to burn on the back side of the home.

Photo by Richard Bastian

Less than a mile away, a large tree fell on Carrizo Road, which took out several power lines and utilities. It was originally thought that the downed tree and power lines caused the fire, but it was later determined that the two incidents were unrelated.

The exact causes of the downed tree and fire are under investigation.