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Update: A resident has been arrested for arson in this fire.

October 25, 2014 (La Mesa)--At 11:42 p.m. Friday night, Heartland Fire & Rescue crews from La Mesa and Lemon Grove, with assistance from San Diego Fire, were dispatched to reports of a residential structure fire in the 6700 block of Rolando Knolls Dive in La Mesa.  Fire crews arrived within four minutes to discover heavy fire and smoke coming from the garage of a single story, single family residence.

Firefighters contained the fire within 12 minutes, and stopped the fire from spreading to the main body of the house. There were no occupant or firefighter injuries reported.   

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by investigators from Heartland Fire & Rescue and La Mesa Police Department. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at approximately $260,000. Red Cross assisted seven residents displaced by the fire.


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