A family of four that included two children escaped a fire safely early Monday at their North County home.
Firefighters responded to the 10100 block of Canyon Drive in Deer Springs, just north of Escondido, sometime before 5 a.m. as flames ripped through the home’s roof. Crews said that upon arrival, the house was already engulfed in flames.
“We have fire below you, and fire above you," Cal Fire Battalion Chief, Cody Eaves, said. "It poses kind of a ‘watch out’ for our firefighters.”
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Video from the scene showed multiple firefighters from Cal Fire and the San Diego County Fire Authority battling the fire. San Diego Gas & Electric personnel also arrived at the scene to cut power off from the house for safety reasons.
The family that lives at the home was unharmed in their escape. The Red Cross arrived to help them find a place to stay.
It is unclear what sparked the fire.