Father, Son Jump to Escape House Fire

By Sherene Tagharobi and R. Stickney
|  Friday, Nov 22, 2013  |  Updated 9:55 AM PDT
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One of the residents spoke to NBC 7 News about the moments he realized he needed to jump to safety. NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports.

One of the residents spoke to NBC 7 News about the moments he realized he needed to jump to safety. NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports.

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Firefighters Battle Chula Vista House Fire

This is video shot from the scene of a house fire on Helix Way in Chula Vista - Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

Residents Jump to Escape Chula Vista Fire

One of the residents of the split home on Helix Way jumped to save his life. This is video shot after the fire on Nov. 22, 2013.
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A father and son jumped from the second-story of a Chula Vista home to escape a house fire early Friday.

Firefighters arrived to the home at 1471 Helix Way just before 4:30 a.m. and found flames and smoke pouring from the second floor of the home.

Two families living in the split home were forced to evacuate.

One of the residents told NBC 7 through a translator that he and his son jumped to escape the smoke and heat from the fire.

“I just have some injuries to my hand because I was hanging from the window,” the man said.

His hand was bandaged but he told NBC 7 News he was not in much pain.

Residents living nearby were also evacuated.

The homeowner said it may have been an electrical problem that started the fire. Officials have not released the official cause of the fire.
 

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