FIRE DAMAGES HOME IN EL CAJON ON NEW YEAR'S NIGHT

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January 2, 2015 (El Cajon)-- Heartland Fire Dispatch received reports at 6:21 p.m. on January 1st of a structure fire at 1753 Woodburn Street in El Cajon.  As fire crews arrived on scene they found the attic area of the home in flames. Heartland Fire & Rescue crews from El Cajon, with assistance from the Santee Fire Department, quickly had the fire out in ten minutes.

No one was home at the time of the fire. Neighbors heard the sound of the smoke alarm coming from inside the home and called 9-1-1.  There were no injuries reported.  Damage to home has been estimated at $125,000.  The cause of the fire is now under investigation.