El Cajon……At 7:56 a.m. Monday morning, Heartland Fire & Rescue crews, assisted by crews from Cal Fire - San Miguel, were dispatched to reports of a residential fire, in the 600 block of El Monte Road in El Cajon. Fire crews arrived within 5 minutes to discover a single story, single family dwelling with a heavy volume of smoke and fire coming from the rear of the structure. Crews were able to control the fire within 20 minutes.
The fire appears to have started towards the rear of the residence on a large wood deck and extended into the house. The heavy damage resulted in a total loss of the residence. Three adults were displaced from the home however; they declined assistance from Red Cross. There were no occupant or firefighter injuries reported. Estimated damage for the structure and contents is estimated at $400,000 and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sonny Saghera
Date: 12/12/16 Public Information Officer
Time: 2:00 p.m. (619) 667-1301 – office
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