A man was killed in a fire that sparked inside a Spring Valley trailer on Wednesday, officials confirmed.
The blaze began around 12:10 p.m. at a trailer parked on Jamacha Boulevard and Sweetwater Springs.
Officials say the trailer was being used by the Pointe Builders construction company, but a transient had taken over the trailer and was living in it.
When Cal Fire and San Miguel Fire officials arrived at the scene, they discovered the trailer’s backend engulfed in flames.
The transient inside the trailer sustained serious smoke inhalation. He was given CPR at the scene and was temporarily revived to a slight pulse, but died a short time later, officials confirmed.
A San Diego sheriff’s deputy also suffered smoke inhalation in the blaze. He was taken to Grossmont Hospital. His current condition is unknown.
The cause of the fatal fire is under investigation. Check back for updates on this developing story.