Dog Dead, Firefighters Injured in 2-Alarm Condo Fire in Mira Mesa - NBC 7 San Diego

Dog Dead, Firefighters Injured in 2-Alarm Condo Fire in Mira Mesa



    Two firefighters were injured and a dog was killed in a two-alarm fire at a Mira Mesa condominium. NBC 7's Gene Cubbison reports. (Published Friday, April 11, 2014)

    A dog was found dead and two firefighters were injured Friday in the aftermath of a two-alarm fire in a Mira Mesa condominium. 

    Smoke and flames were first reported at noon in the 8800-block of Hillery Drive. 

    San Diego Fire-Rescue officials said a second-story unit caught fire, and as the flames spread, a single-story unit in a separate building became engulfed in fire. 

    No one was home in either unit. 

    As they worked to put it out, one San Diego firefighter recieved burns to his ear, and a Miramar firefighter had a minor injury to his right bicep. 

    Crews found a dog dead on the second story, officials said.

    There is no word on the cause of the fire. The damage is an estimated $300,000 to property and $100,000 to contents inside. 

    A neighbor reported feeling her house shake and her windows rattle before she saw the smoke erupting from the condo. 

    San Diego Police officers also responded to the scene to provide traffic control while firefighters extinguished the blaze.

     It took about half an hour for crews to knock down the fire.