The Costa Mesa Fire Department's Arson Investigation Team on Wednesday was investigating the cause and origin of an early-morning structure fire on Rochester Street, department officials said in a news release.
No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported, and the occupants of the single-family dwelling at 156 Rochester St. safely evacuated the structure after being alerted by their smoke detector, the release said. The fire caused a preliminary total of $35,000 in estimated damage to the structure and its contents.
Twenty-one firefighters, three engines, a truck, a heavy rescue squad and battalion chief were involved in responding about 2:46 a.m. Wednesday. The Newport Beach Fire Department provided automatic aid, the release said.