Patio Fire Causes 500K of Damage in Atascadero Apt Complex

Locally we are reminded to make sure patios and decks are Class A fire retardant to help reduce the spread of flame with this fire at Bordeaux Apartments in Atascadero. 

Luckily there were only minor injuries, but people are out of their homes and have lost their possessions… 
anyway, from KSBY News

New information concerning apartment complex fire

Posted: Jul 15, 2012 12:24 PM by Christina Jensen, KSBY News 
Updated: Jul 15, 2012 12:24 PM

The Atascadero Fire Department has released new information concerning the two story apartment complex that caught on fire Saturday afternoon.

It happened at the Bordeaux Apartments around 1:10 p.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a large amount of fire in four apartment units that required numerous firefighting resources to contain the fire. 
They say the fire spread quickly because the apartment complex did not have fire sprinklers.

There are three people with injuries: one with a laceration to the hand, one with smoke inhalation, and another experiencing chest pain.

It took about 40 firefighters to control the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but crews know that the fire started in the patio area of Apartment E.

Theres an estimated $500,000 worth of damage to the property.