El Cajon……At approximately 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night, Heartland Fire & Rescue units from El Cajon, with assistance from San Miguel Fire, Santee Fire and Lakeside Fire, were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 1200 block of Peach Avenue in El Cajon. Initial reports were of smoke coming from inside the house. Fire crews arrived within 4 minutes to find a single story, single family dwelling with light smoke coming from the front door.
Firefighters discovered that a fire inside of a wall had extended to the attic space. Firefighters were able to contain it within 30 minutes. All occupants of the house safely evacuated prior to fire department arrival. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $100,000.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sonny Saghera
Date: 8/09/2017 Public Information Officer
Time: 11:00 a.m. (619) 490-9897 – cell