Woman Dead, Officer Injured in House Fire

Fire damage estimated at $250,000

By Joseph Young
|  Sunday, Aug 28, 2011  |  Updated 1:11 PM PDT
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Woman Dead, Officer Injured in House Fire

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The San Diego Medical Examiner's office is reporting that a body found inside a burned-out home in Normal Heights on Sunday is that of a widowed female.

Earlier, San Diego police reported that an officer was also injured during the fire which broke out on the second story of a duplex at 4634 36th St. just before 2 a.m.

Multiple people called 911 reporting the blaze located at the rear of the property, officials said.

San Diego Fire Department engines who responded to the scene found the badly charred remains of the woman on the second floor of the home.

The extent of the officer’s injuries was not immediately known and an autopsy has yet to be scheduled for the female victim.

The main fire was knocked down in seven minutes and the Red Cross was called in to assist two displaced families.

The damage resulting from the fire was estimated at $250,000.

As of Sunday morning, it was unknown what started the fire.

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