Santa Barbara Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 6767 Del Playa Drive in Isla Vista on Thursday night.

Approximately four fire trucks came to the scene. Angie Banks / Daily Nexus

The fire began around 8:45 p.m. and was extinguished around 9:20 p.m.

The “entire balcony” was on fire, according to a Nexus reporter on scene.

The fire entered both units A and B within the building, according to police reports.

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) and the Isla Vista Foot Patrol (IVFP) both responded to the scene and evacuated nearby houses. They also closed off beach access near the location.

Police blocked off all traffic on Del Playa Drive and set up roadblocks on Camino del Sur and Camino Corto as well.

Crews began the “mop-up stage” around 9:13 p.m., according to police reports.

There are no current reports of injuries.

This article will be updated.


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