FAMILY OF 6 DISPLACED BY FIRE

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September 19, 2013 (El Cajon ) – Four children and two adults are staying with family members temporarily after an attic fire damaged their two-story home at 930 Prescott Avenue in El Cajon this afternoon. 

Quick action by fire crews from Heartland Fire & Rescue in El Cajon and La Mesa, along with firefighters from Cal Fire, kept the fire from reaching neighboring homes.  Heartland Fire reports the fire was knocked down in less than 20 minutes.   The damage was mostly to the attic and roof area.

No one was at home at the time of the fire, although two cats were rescued from the home uninjured. 

Early estimates of damage to the home have been listed at $150,000.  The cause of the fire is now under investigation.


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