GOLETA, Calif. – An early morning fire led to the evacuation of 40 people from a Goleta apartment complex on New Year's Eve.
The fire broke out inside a carport around 4 a.m. on the 300 block of Moreton Bay Lane.
Carport Fire W/ 12 cars involved. 301 MortonBay Lane, Goleta. C/T 0409. 2 structure w/ exterior damage. SBC on scene with 5 E’s,1 T,1BC. 40 residents displaced w/Red Cross on scene. No structures lost due to aggressive attack. No injuries reported and cause is U/I CALL NEWLINE. pic.twitter.com/M9ebRpztDW— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) December 31, 2021
According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a dozen cars were damaged or destroyed and two structures were damaged.
No structures were destroyed thanks to quick work from responding firefighters.
The Red Cross was called in to assist those who were displaced by the fire. No injuries were reported.