Fire Destroys Point Loma Home

Clay Thorsrud and his 91-year-old mother lived in the house for over 50 years

A fire raged through a house in Point Loma, blazing across several rooms until it reached the attic. 

It was a little after 3 a.m. Friday when the blaze started in the 900 block of Temple Street.

When firefighters arrived at the scene smoke was already soaring from the house.

It took fire crews about half an hour to stop the flames.

Clay Thorsrud and his 91-year-old mother have lived in the house for over 50 years and are now left homeless. 

“We’re just dealing with it minute to minute, hour to hour. There have been no tears, just something that has to be dealt with,” said Thorsrud.

Investigators are not sure what could have caused the tragedy. They believe it was accidental. 

The fire caused damages ranging around $200,000 according to officials.

The San Diego chapter of the American Red Cross has stepped in to help the victims.

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