Attic fire damages home in Rancho Santa Fe

RANCHO SANTA FE — Firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District along with firefighters Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Diego, Solana Beach and Vista, responded to a two-alarm structure fire in the 17000 block of Calle Corte in Rancho Santa Fe on Jan. 23.
The fire, which began around 8:45 p.m., sent smoke coming from the eaves and was determined to be centered in the attic. The blaze was extinguished in about 40 minutes and was completely under control in about two hours.
Eight fire engines, two ladder trucks, one medic unit, one rehabilitation unit and one battalion chief responded to the incident. No injuries were reported.
The residents, who were home at the time of the incident, had been enjoying a fire in the fireplace all day. They noticed smoke coming from the attic area near the fireplace and tried to extinguish the fire, but realized it was too large and called 911. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage is estimated to be around $450,000.

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