SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Firefighters are investigating a fire at a student housing complex near the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus.
The third floor unit on Foothill Boulevard caught fire Saturday afternoon and quickly spread to another room.
Firefighters successfully evacuated 20 students from the building.
The room where the fire was started was empty.
"Although the room is locked, double locked," says Battalion Chief of San Luis Obispo City Fire. "Some how, more than likely somebody's getting in there and fire starting with some other activity, potentially."
Two months ago, there was another fire at that complex on the second floor. Firefighters are investigating whether the two fires are related.
The damages were estimated to cost more than $150,000.
The tenants are staying in temporary housing. The bedrooms did have working smoke detectors at the time of the fire.
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