House Full of Clutter Catches Fire in Kensington

Fire crews battle fire inside cluttered house

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    A look into the home's backyard gives you an idea of the clutter found inside.

    Firefighters inched through rooms stacked with stuff from floor to ceiling as they battled a house fire in Kensington.

    The fire on the 5000 block of Marlborough Dr. started at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, fire officials said.

    Fire crews battled the flames, as smoke became visible around the area.

    After about 10 minutes, crews were able to knock the fire. However, they had some difficulty fighting the flames, since the house and yard were full of items.

    "All the doorways were blocked with debris and items stacked floor to ceiling," said Maurice Luque with the San Diego Fire Department.

    Firefighters moved through small pathways no bigger than 8 inches to squeeze through back bedrooms, Luque said.

    A father and son escaped the house with no injuries.

    “Now crews are faced with a major salvage or overhaul situation concerning all these items that are inside the house as well as a backyard that’s full of items also,” said Luque.

    Luque added that the fire does not appear suspicious. Investigators believe it was started by accident.

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