Firefighters quickly put out a fire in a motel room in the Talmadge area early Monday morning that forced about 50 people to find new accommodation, officials said.
The fire was reported inside a room at the La Cresta motel shortly before 4:50 p.m. More than 35 firefighters responded and police helped evacuate the building, officials said.
The fire was extinguished at 5:05 a.m. and up to 50 visitors were evacuated for a day due to electrical problems, said San Diego Fire Rescue spokeswoman Maria Gamez.
A Red Cross spokesman said those displaced would need to contact the motel management for a refund or assistance finding another accommodation.
The fire was mostly contained in one room and a neighboring room was slightly damaged, the police sergeant said. Rick Pechin of the Metro Arson Strike Team. Pechin said investigators could not determine the cause of the fire.
“A woman was inside at the time and managed to get out unharmed. “The room was badly damaged by fire,” Pechin said in an email. “Fire investigators could not determine the exact cause, but smoking or deliberate action could not be ruled out.”
Pecin said no arrests had been made. Two people were arrested at the scene at some point, police said.
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