Fire Threatens Senior Apartments in Escondido

Everyone woke up to loud alarms and firefighters banging on their doors

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    When an Escondido apartment caught fire Wednesday morning, nearby residents were evacuated.

    What made this even more challenging for firefighters, the complex was filled will disabled seniors.

    Seniors Awakened by Firefighters

    [DGO] Seniors Awakened by Firefighters
    A fire broke out just before 3:30 a.m. in a senior apartment on 715 N. Broadway in Escondido Tuesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012)

    The fire started just before 3:30 a.m. at 715 N. Broadway in Escondido.

    The Casa Escondida complex has 350 units. Half of its residents use wheelchairs to get around.

    Fire Threatens Senior Apartments

    [DGO] Fire Threatens Senior Apartments
    When an Escondido apartment caught fire Wednesday morning, nearby residents were evacuated. What made this even more challenging for firefighters, the complex was filled will disabled seniors. NBC7s Megan Tevrizian. (Published Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012)

    Escondido firefighters said the one apartment suffered extensive damage in the fire and several units nearby were evacuated.

    No injuries were reported in the incident. The cause is under investigation.

    The San Diego chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the one resident displaced by the fire. 

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