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Second Ramona House Fire Breaks Out, Contained to Garage: Cal Fire San Diego

A Ramona home caught fire Wednesday morning, making it the second house fire in the area this week.

The fire broke out around 11 a.m. on Cedar Street where Cal Fire crews responded.

“We’re ensuring that we’re spending all resources to mitigate these when they’re in the small, incendiary stages,” Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jon Heggie said.

The house was a single family home.

“I was just coming up to see [my daughter] and I see all the fire trucks there. I said, ‘Oh, here we go,’” Loretta Mercer-Nicoll, a Ramona resident.

Heavy smoke could be seen in the area, but the fire was quickly put out, Heggie told NBC 7.

“They did a good, aggressive attack keeping the fire contained to the garage,” Heggie said.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s Bomb and Arson Unit was not dispatched to the scene, said Sgt. Greg Hampton with the unit.

This comes after another Ramona home caught fire Monday.

"[My mother] went outside and saw the fire. She was going to get the garden hose and try and put it out but it just took over," Patrice Doona, the homeowner, told NBC 7.

Mercer-Nicoll said she was shocked by the second fire. She and others were reminded of the 2007 blaze that once tore through the area.

No other information was available on the Wednesday fire.

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