A massive firefighting effort was underway in Scripps Ranch, where a two-story home caught fire Thursday evening.
About 75 firefighters responded to the blaze on a cul-de-sac near the intersection of Riesling Drive and Spring Canyon Road at about 4:30 p.m. More than an hour later, dozens of firefighters were still dousing the home's roof to temper flames.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said the garage was fully engulfed in flames and appear to have spread to the home before they arrived. Firefighters also feared flames could spread to the home next door.
After about 30 minutes, the department requested backup. The Miramar and Poway fire departments responded, as did San Diego Gas & Electric and the American Red Cross.
Video from SkyRanger 7 showed the blaze had burned a hole through about a quarter of the home's roof. Firefighters were using a ladder to douse the fire from the air and the ground.
There were two adults at home when the fire occurred and they both exited safely, according to SDFD.
Structural engineers were called out to determine if the home was still structurally sound. The damage caused by the fire is estimated at $1.2 million. The cause of the fire was determined to be an an accident.
No other information was available.