Scary Moments for Crew Fighting Vista House Fire

Firefighters were forced to pull back though when a power line caught fire

By Chris Chan and R. Stickney
|  Monday, Feb 18, 2013  |  Updated 8:43 AM PDT
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Scary Moments for Crew Fighting Vista House Fire

Chris Chan

Firefighters finish up checking the home for hot spots Sunday.

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Firefighters battling a house fire in Vista were in danger when a low-hanging power line caught fire.

Fire crews responded to the home on Phillips Street around 3:30 p.m. Sunday and found flames pouring out of the front and side of the house.

They were forced to pull back though when the power line caught fire.

“It was actually burning over our heads at that point, and we needed to retreat a little bit out from underneath that and cordon off the area and then continue the attack,” said Battalion Chief Jeff Berg with Vista Fire Dept.

No one was injured. Firefighters managed to save the family’s dog from the fire.

The residents opted to stay with relatives for the night.

No word on the cause of the fire.
 

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