La Mesa……At 5:10 p.m. Thursday evening, Heartland Fire & Rescue units from La Mesa and El Cajon were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 7500 block of Seton Hall St. Initial reports were of a smoke coming from the garage. Fire crews arrived within 4 minutes to report a single story, single family dwelling with heavy smoke coming from the garage.
Firefighters were initially confronted with a report of a person still inside the structure. However, upon searching the residence, it was determined that nobody was inside and the sole occupant of the residence was safely outside. Firefighters were able to contain the fire within 15 minutes and confine it to the garage area. There was extensive smoke and heat damage to the rest of the structure. There was no firefighter injuries reported.
The fire is currently under investigation. Damage to the structure is estimated at $200,000 and contents at $100,000.