No one was hurt when a vacation rental on the 800 block of Pine Street burned Tuesday night in Mount Shasta, though the house is most likely a total loss, said Mount Shasta City Fire Department Chief Matt Melo.
Firefighters were summoned to the blaze, across the street from Siskiyou Medical Group and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta at 10:02 p.m., Melo said, and when they arrived, heavy fire was showing from the back of the house.
The fire extended into the living room and kitchen areas, as well as the attic, Melo said. Firefighters had the blaze contained within 15 minutes, he estimated.
The biggest worry was the fire spreading to an apartment building directly next door, Melo said, but because of the quick response time by the city fire department, the Mount Shasta Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE Weed and a ladder truck from the Dunsmuir Fire Department, that didn’t happen.
Crews were on scene until 2 a.m. and one unit stayed all night to ensure there was no reignition.
Four adults who were staying at the home got out quickly and were unharmed, Melo said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it started outside in the back area. The home is most likely a total loss due to smoke damage, Melo said.