Bomb, Arson Investigators Called to Vista House Fire

Officials say the investigation into what caused the fire could take hours

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014  |  Updated 12:53 PM PDT
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The investigation into what caused a home in Vista to erupt into flames could take hours because of the amount of items stored on the property, officials said. NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports.

The investigation into what caused a home in Vista to erupt into flames could take hours because of the amount of items stored on the property, officials said. NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports.

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House Fire in Vista Prompts Bomb, Arson Investigation

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The investigation into what caused a home in Vista to erupt into flames could take hours because of the amount of items stored on the property, officials said.

Residents called 911 just after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when they saw flames and smoke coming from the home on Smith Drive.

Dozens of firefighters responded and kept the fire from spreading to nearby homes. No one was injured in the blaze.

Because of the nature of the fire and the extensive damage done to the home, the San Diego County Bomb/Arson Unit was called.

Fire investigators and San Diego County sheriff’s deputies are going through the home and say the investigation could take hours.

Sgt. Aiken said deputies were called to the residence Tuesday to help with a Child Protective Services call. Officials checked the home and found no children inside.

When asked if the fire was related to the call, Aiken said, “Anything is possible but nothing definitive.”

Check back for updates on this developing story.
 

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