Multiple fire agencies responded to a house fire Thursday in Lakeside that may have been started by electronics.
Neighbors told NBC 7 the fire started in the garage of the home at 10441 Aquilla Drive and spread to an RV parked in the driveway.
Thick black smoke and flames could be seen coming out of the house.
NBC 7 learned that the family was home at the time of the fire but they managed to get out safely. They were displaced due to water damage.
Neighbor Jacob Zulauf told NBC 7 he saw the flames and grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran down the street to the neighbor’s home.
“We were banging on the windows trying to make sure no one was there," Zulauf said. "I was just making sure there were no kids hurt. I was just making sure everyone was safe and everything was alright."
Thankfuly, the family was already out of the home by the time Zulaf got there.
The Lakeside Fire Department, Santee Fire Department, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department all responded to the fire.
Lakeside Fire Department Division Chief Bernie Molloy said firefighters put the flames out in about 15 minutes.
At least one neighboring home was evacuated, according to the SDSO.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Hazmat teams were called to check for any chemicals in the garage as a precaution.
Neighbors told NBC 7 the fire may have been started by batteries charging in the garage. Neighbors also reported hearing explosions.
No other information was available.
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