ATASCADERO, Calif. - A shed used for gunsmithing and ammunition storage went up in flames Wednesday morning in Atascadero.
Firefighters responded to the 8500 block of Coromar Avenue around 7 a.m. for a report of a structure fire. Crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from a detached workshop in the backyard of a home.
The 1,200-square-foot shed was used for gunsmithing and storing ammunition, the fire department said. Due to the amount of flames and the deterioration of the shed, crews on scene determined that the fire was too dangerous for firefighters to enter and opted to battle the blaze from the outside.
Multiple hoselines were laid down and a city backhoe was requested to help take the structure down.
After about 1 hour and 15 minutes, the fire was contained.
Fire crews remained on scene to help the owner of the shed remove several firearms and a personal safe that was buried in debris.
No other property was damaged and no injuries were reported, the fire department said.
Four engines and an ambulance responded to the scene and firefighters were assisted by police.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.