By Miriam Raftery
Photo: San Miguel Fire on Instagram
March 28, 2020 (Spring Valley) – A Spring Valley couple has been treated for smoke inhalation after escaping their Spring Valley home during a fire around 3:45 a.m. on Friday. The couple reported hearing a loud noise believed to be a lightning strike, followed by smelling smoke.
Firefighters from San Miguel and Heartland fire departments fought the flames, which destroyed the home and ruptured a natural gas line, prompting evacuation of 10 area residents. The fire also knocked power out and damaged three vehicles, Patch.com reports.
The residents, a man and woman, were taken to the U.C. San Diego Medical Center.
San Diego Gas & Electric repaired the damaged gas line and restored electricity.