Officials initially detained a man after fire sparked at a home in Encanto but then released him from custody when the fire’s cause was determined to be accidental.
San Diego firefighters arrived to the home on Merlin Drive when fire was reported around 5:22 a.m. Monday. Fire crews said it looks like the fire started outside the home and made its way inside.
The son of one of the residents usually sleeps in a car outside the home. He was briefly detained but then released.
The residents were at a beach home in Imperial Beach at the time the fire started, officials said.