Family of 6 Homeless after Fire - NBC 7 San Diego

Family of 6 Homeless after Fire



    Fire destroyed a home in Oak Park Sunday morning, leaving the family of six who lives there homeless.

    The blaze started just before 9 a.m. at a home on the corner of Juanita Street and Redwood Street, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue.

    Firefighters used chainsaws so they could get to the fast-spreading fire. Thick, gray smoke could be seen billowing from the house.

    “The fire was reaching the top (of the house.) It was kind of penetrating the roof,” witness Alexander Herrera said.

    Family Homeless after Fire

    [DGO]Family Homeless after Fire
    A family of six will have to find a new place to live, after a Sunday morning fire destroyed virtually everything they owned. It happened at the corner of Juanita and Redwood Streets in Oak Park. NBC 7's Diana Guevara has the story.
    (Published Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014)

    “We could see like these massive flames outside,” witness Selina Suhr. “We were like concerned because my mom like knows a couple people on this street.”

    Fortunately, the family was able to escape unharmed. Their dogs were also rescued safely from the backyard.

    Neighbors say thankfully, firefighters arrived quickly.

    “They did it pretty fast. They did it, I want to say, like in five or six minutes that they turned it off,” witness Ana Duran said.

    Virtually everything inside the house was destroyed. Fire officials estimate the loss at just under $300,000.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    “It’s very sad, you know, what’s happened here because this could happen to anybody,” witness Carlos Castro said. “It’s a moment you got to think about.”

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