El Cajon……At approximately 10:55 p.m. Wednesday 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 900 block of Gladys Street in El Cajon. Initial reports were of multiple calls stating a house was on fire. Fire crews arrived within 5 minutes to find a single story, single family residence with heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the house.
Firefighters discovered the rear of the house, as well as the back patio, fully involved with fire. The fire was contained within 15 minutes. No neighboring structures were affected, however, there was significant smoke damage throughout the residence. All occupants of the house safely evacuated prior to fire department arrival. There was one male resident who was assessed at the scene for smoke inhalation, but was not transported to the hospital.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. One cat was found deceased inside the home. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $350,000.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sonny Saghera
Date: 9/21/2017 Public Information Officer
Time: 9:30 a.m. (619) 490-9897 – cell