GROVER BEACH, Calif. -- A couple narrowly escapes with their lives as flames burned through their home in Grover Beach.
Neighbors say the fire started while they were sleeping at around 10:30 p.m. Friday night. The couple woke to their home going up in flames.
"We were going to bed," says neighbor Brian Reed. "My wife (saw) flames coming out of a window."
That's when Reed sprung into action.
"I ran over here and grabbed my water hose and tried to wet what I could and save whatever property I could," says Reed.
Five Cities Firefighters are investigating the garage as the place where the fire started. They says once they arrive on scene, they already saw flames coming from the living room window and fully engulfing a car.
Firefighters responded quickly.
"Dispatched at 22:25 and we actually arrived on scene at 22:28, so we had a just under three minute response time," says investigator Brian Salce.
But by then it was already too late.
"There was actually a propane tank inside the garage that blew up and our biggest concern was getting our kids," says Reed. "And wet down whatever I could to keep it dry and keep the flames from spreading further to our house."
The owners say they lost everything. Now, they're left to pick up the pieces. Firefighters are still determining the cause of the fire.
The home also has extensive smoke damage. Firefighters say it will be a while until the couple can return.
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