Early morning fire in Santa Cruz County extinguished

(BCN) — Firefighters extinguished an early-morning structure fire south of Los Gatos in unincorporated Santa Cruz County, according to Cal Fire.

Just before 4:30 a.m. the Cal Fire San Mateo – Santa Cruz unit announced that firefighters were responding to a structure fire in the 700 block of Laurel View Road, near the intersection of Smith Valley Road.

Arriving crews found smoke coming from the structure, with a small fire burning in the wall near a fireplace.

The fire had been contained by 4:56 a.m., according to Cal Fire, but crews remained on scene for an additional hour to overhaul to structure.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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