Father, Son Jump to Escape House Fire

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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.

    Father, Son Escape Chula Vista House Fire

    [DGO] Father, Son Escape Chula Vista House Fire
    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.

    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.

    Firefighters Battle Chula Vista House Fire

    [DGO] 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.

    “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 Jump to Escape Chula Vista Fire

    [DGO] 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.

    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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