FIRE CAUSES $800,000 LOSS TO LA MESA HOMEOWNER

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East County News Service

January 4, 2019 (La Mesa) — Heartland Fire & Rescue crews dispatched to a residential fire at 11:40 last night arrived to find a single-story home with heavy smoke and fire in the 4700 block of Maple Avenue in La Mesa. 

Fire officials called for a second alarm to help with the fire at the rear of the residence. San Miguel and Dan Diego Fire Rescue departments provided mutual aid.

Crews extinguished the blaze in approximately 20 minutes. The fire caused an estimated loss of $800,000 to the residence. Fortunately, no neighboring homes were damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the San Diego Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson squad.