WOMAN FOUND DEAD AFTER EL CAJON APARTMENT FIRE

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East County News Service

November 3, 2019 (El Cajon) – An elderly woman was found unconscious with no pulse near the back door of a burned apartment in the 1500 block of Gustavo Street in El Cajon, just east of Jamaha Rd. She was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital, Times of San Diego reports.

Heartland Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze on the first floor of the apartment building at 12:30 a.m. The unit was engulfed in flames, which firefighters extinguished after about five minutes.

The victim’s name was not released, pending family notification.

The fire caused an estimated $100,000 worth of property loss. The cause remains under investigation.