Woman Escapes La Mesa Apartment Fire

By Brandi Powell and R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012  |  Updated 8:01 AM PDT
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Neighbors are helping a woman who is homeless after fire tore through her La Mesa apartment early Tuesday. NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.

Neighbors are helping a woman who is homeless after fire tore through her La Mesa apartment early Tuesday. NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.

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A La Mesa woman escaped a devastating apartment fire early Tuesday.

Heartland Fire & Rescue crews responded to reports of a structure fire on Waite Drive just before 3 a.m.

Firefighters found one unit of a six-apartment complex in flames.

The fire was quickly knocked down in 10 minutes.

No injuries were reported. Firefighters say neighbors were taking care of the woman whose home was just destroyed.

However, electricity boxes were damaged in the fire according to one resident. He said he was without power just before 6 a.m.

Cap. Matt Pepin said the fire may have started in the kitchen however the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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