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Local Firefighter Jumps in to Put Out Fire in Neighbor's Garage in Serra Mesa

A San Diego County firefighter jumped into action to help his neighbor whose garage had gone up in flames in Serra Mesa.

The fire was reported at 3:57 p.m. on the 8900 block of Heraldry Street, off of Aero Drive in the Serra Mesa area of San Diego Wednesday, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) confirmed.

Crews arrived to find a garage fully engulfed in flames.

According to fire officials, a neighbor, who is a firefighter, saw smoke coming from the home and alerted the homeowner.

The owner and his dog were able to get out of the home safely.

Fire officials said the neighbor tried to put the garage fire out with a fire extinguisher and water hoses until crews arrived on scene.

The homeowner did suffer a burn on his hand but not other injuries were reported.

Luckily, the fire was contained to just the garage, according to SDFD.

At this time, fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire and the amount of damage.

No other information was available.

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