Fire destroys Barrett Ave. home
OFFICIALS WITH THE Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority investigate the cause of an early morning fire, which reduced this Barrett Avenue home to a pile of ash.
An early morning fire destroyed a Barrett Avenue residence Thursday.
No one was injured in the 5 a.m. blaze – the three occupants weren’t home at the time of the fire.
Division Chief Spencer Andreis, with the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority, said that the blaze broke out in a back bedroom of the house, located at 18035 Barrett Ave., and the structure was heavily involved in flame when the first fire units arrived.
“It was already through the roof which was starting to collapse,” he said. “So we had to do our attack from the exterior.”
It took fire crews about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control and they were on scene until around 8 a.m.
A crew including the fire inspector was still on the scene Thursday afternoon sifting through the debris looking for a cause.
Andreis said the house was about 1,200 square feet, but was a total loss. He estimated the damage at about $150,000.
Five engines, the ladder truck, two ambulances and two chief officers responded to the blaze.
Andreis said a second alarm wasn’t needed. “We handled it with the personnel we had on hand,” he said.