HOUSE FIRE DISPLACES EIGHT PEOPLE IN LEMON GROVE

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May 14, 2015 (Lemon Grove)--At approximately 7:51 p.m., Sunday, May 3, Heartland Fire & Rescue crews in Lemon Grove, responded to reports of a structure fire in the 25-hundred block of Pergl Street. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke coming from a single-story structure at 2523 Pergl Street.

Quick action by Heartland Firefighters from Lemon Grove and La Mesa, with assistance from the San Diego Fire Department, had the fire knocked down in eight (8) minutes. The fire was contained to a bedroom area with damage estimated at $30-thousand. The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

Two injuries were reported with both patients being transported to local hospitals.  No report on the extent of their injuries. The fire displaced eight residents from the home.  They are now being assisted by the American Red Cross.