El Cajon……At approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Heartland Fire & Rescue units from El Cajon, with assistance from San Miguel Fire and Lakeside Fire, were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 200 block of Jamacha Road in El Cajon. Initial reports were of multiple calls stating an apartment was on fire. Fire crews arrived within 4 minutes to find a two story, multi family residence with heavy smoke and fire coming from the second story unit.
Firefighters quickly attacked the fire and had it contained within 8 minutes. The apartment below the unit of origin had sustained water damage to it. All occupants safely evacuated prior to fire department arrival. Four adults and four children from the two units were displaced and Red Cross was called in to assist them.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $300,000.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sonny Saghera
Date: 1/25/2018 Public Information Officer
Time: 11:30 a.m. (619) 490-9897 – cell