Fire broke out at local stereo, smoke shop

Firefighters cut hole in roof, saw speakers on fire

Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
Victoria Sanchez, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Anchor/Reporter, victoriasanchez@keyt.com
POSTED: 12:06 PM PDT Jun 24, 2013    UPDATED: 09:02 PM PDT Jun 24, 2013 
Milpas Fire
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A fire broke out at a local business shutting down part of Milpas Street on Monday.

Fire crews got to the 100 block of Milpas Street just after 11:45 a.m. where black smoke poured out of the attic of a stereo and smoke shop.

Firefighters cut a hole in the roof to let the smoke out. When they got inside, they found a few speakers on fire.

"It's amazing how much smoke plastic can put off and the kind of heat signature it can put off. So that's what we were dealing with. Not a big fire, but a smokey fire," said Capt. Robert Hazel, Santa Barbara City Fire Department.

The flames were out less than a half hour later. The cause of the fire is under investigation .

Slideshow: Smoke seen from inside Eastside business

POSTED: 02:50 PM PDT Jun 24, 2013    UPDATED: 03:39 PM PDT Jun 24, 2013 

Santa Barbara Fire Department investigators are on the scene of a structure fire at 118 N. Milpas.

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118 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA, 93103