Fire Department investigators determined the cause of the blaze to be electrical, Padilla said. He said the fire started in the attic, and that about 70 percent of the roof was engulfed in flames by the time the 30 or so firefighters deployed arrived. Padilla said the blaze wasn’t visible to neighbors until it breached the roof. “We really couldn’t get into the house,” Padilla said. “We had to go defensive right away.” — Gideon Rubin (661) [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LEONA VALLEY – An overnight fire destroyed a Leona Valley home early Monday morning, fire department officials said. Firefighters were dispatched at 12:42 a.m. to a house in the 40200 block of 97th Street West and had the blaze knocked down within an hour, but still the home and its contents couldn’t be saved, Fire Department inspector Sam Padilla said. One firefighter was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation, Padilla said. He said the house was unoccupied at the time, and there were no other injuries. Padilla said the house was valued at $450,000 and the contents at $90,000. Adjacent property was threatened, but not damaged.
Blaze in attic destroys house