Updated: Fire Damages Third Street Home

An East County apartment fire left two families in need of emergency lodging Monday and caused an estimated damaged $50,000 worth of property losses.

The non-injury blaze in the 4500 block of Third Street in La Mesa erupted about 8:30 a.m., according to Heartland Fire & Rescue. Crews were able to confine the flames to a single ground-level bedroom, though other parts of the structure sustained smoke damage, agency spokesman Sonny Saghera said.

The American Red cross was called in to help the displaced residents -- four adults and four children -- arrange for interim housing.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

—City News Service


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something