San Diego

Vehicle Fire Forces University City Apartment to Evacuate

A car went up in flames in the underground parking garage of a University City apartment complex, forcing residents to evacuate early Friday. 

San Diego Fire-Rescue crews responded to the fire at the La Jolla Garden Villas on Lebon and Nobel drives just east of Interstate 15 at about 3:30 a.m.

The vehicle ignited for unknown reasons and quickly spread to three cars nearby, SDFD said. 

Crews evacuated residents inside the complex after smoke began seeping into the building. No one was injured and residents were allowed back into the building at about 6 a.m.

There was no word on the cause. SDFD was investigating. 

No other information was available.

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