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Elderly woman taken to hospital after fire at Lompoc home

LOMPOC, Calif. - Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to a structure fire in Lompoc Thursday afternoon.

The call went out around 1:15 p.m. 

A structure on the 2300 block of Sweeney Road was reported to be fully-involved with smoke visible.

Due to rainy weather, and the fact that the structure was in a remote area just outside city limits, it took longer than normal for firefighters to get there. When they arrived on scene they found a mobile home completely on fire. 

A woman believed to be in her 80s at the property self-evacuated and was taken to the hospital with minor burns. She was in stable condition and communicating when she was taken to the hospital.

Firefighters conducted an aggressive attack on the fire to extinguish the flames, but conditions were windy. Brad Lane with Santa Barbara County Fire said modular homes tend to get engulfed quickly, especially when winds play a role.

The mobile home was completely destroyed. A nearby structure sustained no damage and two sheds had minor damage. 

We are told the resident of the home has lived at the home for over 20 years. She is reported to be partially disabled. A dog lives at the home but got out safely. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 


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