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Outlet May Have Sparked Santee Fire, Homeowner Says

Flames overtook a trailer at a Santee mobile home park despite efforts from a resident with a hose to temper flames. 

A plume of black smoke billowed over the Cameron's Mobile Estates on N. Magnolia Avenue at about 7 a.m. SkyRanger 7 captured footage as flames began to spread to a truck parked outside the trailer.

Santee fire investigators have not said what the cause of the fire was but the homeowner told NBC 7 he heard a pop from the an electrical outlet behind the refrigerator before seeing flames.

He, another resident and their dog were able to get out uninjured. 

Before firefighters arrived, at least one resident with a hose rushed to the home with fruitless efforts to stop the fire's spread. He stayed until firefighters arrived several minuts later. Other neighbors could be seen approaching the home to help. 

Within 15 minutes, the trailer was overtaken by flames as Santee fire crews worked to put out the blaze. 

There was no word on injuries. 

Cameron's Mobile Estates is located about a mile from Gillespie Field, north of state Route 52 and west of SR-67.

No other information was available.

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