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2 people taken to hospital after El Cajon house fire, 8 displaced

EL CAJON, CA – Two people were hospitalized after a house fire that displaced eight people and destroyed a building in El Cajon early this morning, according to NBC San Diego.

The two-alarm fire was reported at about 3:20 a.m. in the 1700 block of Hacienda Drive.

One of the victims, an elderly man, was sent to the hospital with mild injuries, according to the report. Another person was sent as well, for the treatment of smoke inhalation injuries.

The house was destroyed in the blaze, and a total of eight people and a dog have been displaced as a result.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire at this time.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Five-car pile-up leaves six injured in Collage Area

SAN DIEGO, CA – A five-car pile-up was caused after a man suffered some sort of medical issue while driving on El Cajon Boulevard on Wednesday night.

According to the Times of San Diego, a 63-year-old man was driving his 2016 Mercedes E400 eastbound near the intersection with 70th Street when he slammed into another vehicle because of an unknown medical situation. The initial impact of the Mercedes with the 2015 black Ford Fusion sent the vehicles into the westbound lanes. A Nissan Rogue, a Honda Civic, and a BMW all struck the first two cars.

The Ford caught fire and trapped the two female occupants inside their car. Bystanders acted quickly to pull the 22-year-olds out but they were severely burned.

The condition of the woman was considered life-threatening and they were transported to a local hospital. They had suffered second- and third-degree burns covering almost nearly three-quarters of their body and also had internal bleeding.

The drivers of each of the other four vehicles were also injured and transported to area hospitals for treatment.

The medical condition of the Mercedes driver has still not been released.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Resident and cat hurt in Oceanside condo fire

OCEANSIDE, CA – One person and a housecat were injured in a fire that damaged six condominiums in an Oceanside neighborhood yesterday afternoon, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

The fire broke out sometime before 2 p.m. in the Mira Costa neighborhood. When firefighters arrived to the Vista Way Village complex, located near Rancho Del Oro Drive and Vista Way, they discovered the blaze on the ground floor of the three-story structure.

A housecat was resuscitated by firefighters and is expected to recover. A resident of the condos suffered minor smoke inhalation injuries and declined medical care at the scene of the fire.

Pockets of fire “hotspots” caused firefighting efforts to take several hours before the blaze was fully extinguished.

Six of the ten condos in the structure were damaged in the fire.

The Red Cross is assisting those who have been displaced in the blaze.

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the blaze at this time.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Fire breaks out at Encanto-area house

SAN DIEGO, CA – Firefighters responded to a house fire in the Encanto area yesterday afternoon, according to KUSI. It took them roughly a quarter of an hour to extinguish the blaze.

There are no reported injuries due to the fire, which erupted in the 6000 block of Upland Street at approximately 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

The single-story home was empty at the time.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Possible arson being investigated in Little Italy deli fire

SAN DIEGO, CA – A fire this morning at a deli in Little Italy is leading authorities to investigate possible arson, according to NBC San Diego.

Authorities were alerted to the fire at the Mona Lisa Deli, located at 2061 India Street, before 4 a.m. and managed to extinguish the flames at 4:04 a.m.

There have been no injuries reported as of yet.

An investigation into the fire is ongoing.

Our team will continue to monitor this developing story and will post further details of the fire as they are made available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

At least 17 soldiers, 4 civilians injured in Navy ship explosion and fire

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SAN DIEGO, CA – At least 21 people were injured this morning in an explosion and fire on a Navy Ship docked at the San Diego Naval Base.

NBC San Diego reports that the blaze began before 8:30 a.m. on the 3400 block of Senn Street aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard. According to reports, the fire began in the lower cargo hold of the ship, where Marine equipment was stored.

At least 17 soldiers and 4 civilians have been sent to local hospitals for treatment of non-critical injuries. Additionally, 17 San Diego Fire Department firefighters have been taken to the hospital for a precautionary evaluation after fighting the blaze.

The ship usually boasts a crew of about 1,000 people, though only around 160 soldiers were aboard the ship due to the weekend. All sailors have been accounted for.

A crew of local, naval, and federal firefighters have combined to join efforts in fighting the blaze, and ships in the port have been asked to render aid.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this point.

The event remains under investigation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Arson suspected in dumpster fire

EL CAJON, CA – Officials received reports of an individual starting a fire in a dumpster behind an IHOP in El Cajon, reported California Highway Patrol. 

A report came in of an individual seeing someone starting a dumpster on fire. The person who saw the fire noticed it had spread to the IHOP restaurant behind it.

The San Diego Fire Department was dispatched to the scene and the fire was still burning when they got there. The fire is under investigation and if the individual who started the fire is discovered, the authorities will charge them with arson.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be reported as it is made available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Wildfires continue to devastate region

SAN DIEGO, CA – Over 40 fires have been reported since Monday in numerous areas south of San Diego.

Fires have been raging near the border of California and Mexico, particularly in Baja California.

Fire crews in California train with the crews in Mexico during the off season. To ensure resources are available to both fire crews, they share resources and are ready to help each other if there is a need.

There have been injuries reported from the fires, including individuals who were burned from a gas tank explosion. Numerous acres have burned and there is no indication when the fires will be out.

The fires have and will continue to affect traffic in the region.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Multiple people hospitalized after Oceanside house fire

OCEANSIDE, CA – Multiple people were injured in a house fire yesterday morning in Oceanside, OsideNews reports.

The fire broke out around 11:30 a.m. at 547 Boysenberry Way at a single-family home.

When fire officials arrived at the scene, “heavy smoke and flames” were already engulfing the house.

Several residents of the home were sent to the hospital for the treatment of burn injuries and smoke inhalation.

The blaze was contained just after 12 p.m. and involved multiple fire units.

There is no information at this time regarding the identity of the victims or the cause of the fire, and the accident remains under investigation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Man trapped in vacant spa receives serious burns

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man trapped in an empty spa in the University Heights area received severe burns on Monday, according to a report by Fox 5 San Diego.

Authorities received a report of the fire at Anna Spa, located at El Cajon Boulevard, just after 6 a.m.

According to a fire department spokesperson, the unidentified victim had been seen trying to escape the spa through a barred front window.

The victim was rescued by firefighters who used a saw to cut through the bars on the windows and then taken to the hospital for severe burn injuries. There are no details on his status at present.

Details are not available at this time on why the victim was inside the vacant business. Officials speculated he may have been a neighbor who was trying to extinguish the fire.

The fire was put out within fifteen minutes and caused around $7000 total damage.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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