1 Injured, HAZMAT Called After Vista Fire

Dozens of firefighters and HAZMAT workers responded to a fire in a Vista neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

Crews were called to the 1200 block of Alta Vista Drive around 12:15 p.m. They discovered a workshop attached to the rear of the home had caught fire.

“We were able to keep the fire to that storage area, although there was some smoke damage to the home as well,” said Deputy Fire Chief Ned Vander Pol with Vista Fire.

HAZMAT workers were called to handle unspecified chemicals found inside the shed.

“Due to some resins that were stored in that outbuilding that was on fire, we want to make sure we get them contained the right way,” Vander Pol said.

HAZMAT later determined none of the chemicals were dangerous.

One person was treated for smoke inhalation, and the residents were unable to stay in their home Sunday night, officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire caused $50,000 worth of damage to the structure and $20,000 to its contents.

Approximately 25 firefighters from Vista Fire, San Diego Fire, San Marcos Fire and Carlsbad Fire, as well as the County Department of Environmental Health and the San Diego city HAZMAT team, responded.

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