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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, 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. 

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