A fire in a house in the Talmadge area caused about $ 1.1 million in damage and displaced four residents early Monday morning, San Diego Fire Department officials said.
The blaze was reported shortly before 3 a.m. at 47th Street near Aldine Drive, and by the time firefighters arrived there was thick smoke and fire from the front of the building, said San Diego Fire Brigade Chief Dave Pill.
The blaze threatened a nearby garage, but crews were able to prevent it from spreading, Pilkerton said. The crews destroyed the flames shortly before 3:35 p.m.
Firefighters said vehicles and ancillary buildings on the property also caught fire. No one was injured and four adults were displaced. The Red Cross was called in to help them with their temporary stay.
The fire destroyed the home, causing an estimated $ 1 million in construction damage and $ 100,000 in damage to the contents of the home, officials said.
The causes of the fire are being investigated.
Battalion leader Mike McBride told OnScene TV that the fire may have started in the garage or in an auxiliary building on the property.
He said the family was inside the house when one of the residents “heard a small explosion or a type of crash” and located the fire. McBride said the resident was able to alert the rest of the family and “get them all out of the house”.
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