VACAVILLE — The cause of a predawn fire Monday at a home on Poplar Road just east of Vacaville remained unknown Tuesday as authorities continued their investigation.
The four-alarm blaze was reported at 5:02 a.m. and brought in firefighters from the Vacaville Fire Protection District along with firefighters from Fairfield, Suisun City and Travis Air Force Base, Vacaville and the California Medical Facility.
It destroyed the home and two nearby outbuildings.
The large response was caused in part by safety concerns.
“It came is as a possible people trapped,” Doug Rogers, Vacaville Fire Protection District deputy chief, said Tuesday. “So dispatch sent law enforcement first.”
Two people in the house escaped unharmed, possibly through a window, Rogers said. He said there were six people on the property at the time.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the fire’s cause was undetermined, Rogers said. The fire caused about $100,000 in damage to the structures and several vehicles, he said.
“Two structures were gone. It was a sort of granny flat and a garage and a shop behind that,” Rogers said. The outbuildings were “both well-involved in fire,” he said.
The objective at that point was to contain the fire and keep it from going anywhere else, he said. The remote location also presented a challenge.
“There’s no hydrant around the corner,” Rogers said. “So we have to bring in water tenders. . . . Then we were able to go ahead and extinguish the fire.”
A pickup truck, a boat and a car parked in front of the house were all severely damaged, Rogers said.
It took more than an hour for firefighters to contain the blaze. There were no injuries among firefighters and no one at the residence was hurt.
Jess Sullivan contributed to this report. Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcoprposdr.
This version updates the original to include more specifics about the fire and the damage it caused.