Fire Scorches Jamul Home

The home’s remote location made fighting the fire a challenge

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    A remote location and low water availability made fighting a house fire near Jamul a challenge for fire crews. NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports. (Published Monday, Mar 17, 2014)

    Thirteen units from six different agencies joined forces to battle a house fire Monday afternoon near Jamul.

    The fire started just before 3 p.m. at a two-story home in the 2600 block of Bratton Valley Road.

    When firefighters arrived, the front of the house was engulfed in flames.

    According to Cal Fire, the home’s remote location on a dirt road made fighting the fire a challenge.

    “When you live in these rural areas, access is always a concern,” said Fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser with Cal Fire.

    Bortisser said additional water tenders were requested because there are no fire hydrants in the area.

    The fire spread to vegetation next to the house, starting a small brush fire and creating concern amid the drought. Luckily, firefighters were able to stop the brush fire from spreading.

    No one was injured in the fire. Bortisser was unsure if anyone was home at the time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    Crews from Cal Fire, the Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife, Lakeside Fire, San Diego Rural Fire and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department all responded.

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