Microwave fire displaces Isla Vista residents

Fire reported at about 3:18 p.m.

ISLA VISTA, Calif. - Santa Barbara County firefighters put out a fire at an Isla Vista apartment complex that started in a microwave and spread to the rest of the kitchen.

It's unclear if the residents of the apartment in the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive were home at the time of the fire, but Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said they are now displaced. The Red Cross has been contacted.

Zaniboni said the entire residence suffered extensive smoke damage, particularly in the kitchen. The fire was reported at about 3:18 p.m.

The apartment was located in a two-story apartment complex with 10 units.

The incident is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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