San Diego

Woman Injured, Dog Rescued From Burning Home in Vista

A dog that was rescued from a house fire in Vista is now doing well and has been reunited with its owner, according to Vista Deputy Fire Chief Ned Vander Pol.

A woman was injured and taken to the hospital after a house fire in Vista Thursday afternoon. Firefighters also rescued the dog from inside the home.

The fire began at 3:51 p.m. on the 500 block of West Los Angeles Drive near N Melrose Drive, according to the Vista Fire Department.

Crews arrived on scene and found smoke and fire coming from the home.

A woman was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to fire officials. Information about her condition was not immediately available.

The fire was knocked down at 4:08 p.m. by the combined efforts of Vista and Oceanside firefighters.

Firefighters performed CPR and provided the rescued dog with oxygen. Fire officials said the dog was alert and breathing.

The Red Cross helped four residents displaced by the fire find temporary lodging.

At this time, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department Bomb Arson Unit is helping with the investigation.

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