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Car fire on SR-905 leads to lane closures and traffic delays

SAN DIEGO, CA – A vehicle fire on State Route 905 led to lane closures and traffic delays in the Ocean View Hills area this evening, according to Caltrans San Diego.

The accident happened in the Ocean View Hills neighborhood on eastbound SR-905 (Otay Mesa Freeway), near Caliente Avenue, at about 5:15 p.m.

Authorities blocked the right two lanes of the highway as they worked the accident.

It is unclear if anyone was injured as a result.

All lanes were open again by 6:04 p.m.

No further details are available 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

One killed, one injured after National City apartment catches fire

NATIONAL CITY, CA – One person was killed, and another was injured after an apartment complex in National City caught fire this morning, according to the Times of San Diego.

The incident occurred in a unit at the National City Park Apartments complex, located on E 24th Street and F Avenue, at about 11:20 a.m.

One person was killed in the blaze, and another was sent to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The flames were contained to one unit and were knocked down in about 10 minutes.

The cause of the fire 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

One person found dead after house in East SD catches fire

SAN DIEGO, CA – A person was killed in a house fire in East San Diego this afternoon, according to the Times of San Diego.

The blaze happened in the Teralta West neighborhood at about 3 p.m., in a one-story home in the 4100 block of Fairmount Avenue.

One person was found dead inside the building. Their identity was not immediately released.

Downed power lines reportedly made it dangerous for fire authorities to access the blaze. Despite the hazards, firefighters were able to get the fire under control within 15 minutes.

There is no word yet as to what started the fire, and authorities are continuing to investigate the blaze.

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.

One person suffers burn injuries during Mount Hope house fire

SAN DIEGO, CA – One person was injured during a house fire late last night in the Mount Hope area, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The blaze began on Quail Street, near Market Street, at about 11:50 p.m., when a home caught fire.

An as-yet-unidentified victim was lying outside the home with severe burn injuries when firefighters arrived on the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

The home sustained severe damage from the fire, which led four people to be displaced from their residence.

The fire remains under investigation 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.

Vehicle fire blocks lane along I-5 during rush-hour

SAN DIEGO, CA – Troopers with the California Highway Patrol were forced to block one lane following a vehicle fire on I-5 during Thursday evening’s rush-hour.

According to Caltrans, the incident was reported within the southbound lanes of the interstate near 28th Street at about 5:30 p.m.

No information with regard to what may have sparked the fire has been released at this time. However, rush-hour commuters faced delays in the area as the far right lane was blocked for about a half-hour following the incident.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the blaze.

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 saved from destructive mobile home fire in Jumul

SAN DIEGO, CA – One man is lucky to be alive after being saved by his neighbor during a destructive mobile home fire Sunday morning.

According to Fox 5 San Diego, the blaze erupted off California 94 near Lyons Valley Road at about 7:30 a.m.

Firefighters say the fire began at one mobile home before spreading to another one. One woman escaped the blaze before being seriously injured. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment as a precaution.

Scott Amendment, a neighbor, was woken up by his neighbor knocking at the door and screaming for him to get out of the trailer. He was also able to escape without any serious injury.

The fire was extinguished around 9 a.m.

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.

One person injured, seven displaced in Mountain View house fire

SAN DIEGO, CA – One person was injured and seven people were forced from their home as a result of a house fire in the Mountain View area this morning, according to the Times of San Diego.

The blaze began in the area of 3820 Teak Street at about 3:30 a.m., when a kitchen caught fire.

The fire spread to the rest of the house, two vehicles that had been parked outside the structure, and some trees located nearby.

One person was taken to the hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.

The residents – three children and four adults – were able to safely evacuate the structure.

The accident remains under investigation 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.

Marine saves toddler from burning vehicle

FALLBROOK, CA – A Marine from Camp Pendleton was able to rescue a small child from a burning vehicle in Fallbrook on December 7th.

According to KTLA, Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Wetter came across a burning vehicle with the child’s mother standing on the outside. The father was inside the vehicle working to free the child who was locked in their car seat.

Wittner was able to use a knife to cut the seatbelt and free the child before anyone involved sustained serious injuries.

Details regarding the cause of the vehicle fire remain unclear at this time. The precise location of the incident is not mentioned in the report.

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.

Woman injured after kitchen fire spreads to attic in Jamul home

JAMUL, CA – A woman was taken to the hospital after a home north of Jamul caught fire this afternoon, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

The blaze began in the 1400 block of Jamacha Hills Road, located near Fern Canyon Road, at about 1:25 p.m., when a kitchen stove caught fire. The fire spread throughout the entire kitchen, then stretched to the attic.

Firefighters attacked the blaze from the roof, with the fire being put under control by about 2:10 p.m.

A woman was taken to UC San Diego Hospital for the treatment of smoke inhalation injuries.

No other injuries were reported in the fire.

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.

Police suspect arsonist responsible for fire that spread to Normal Heights home

SAN DIEGO, CA – Police in San Diego are searching for a suspect in connection to a trash can fire that damaged a San Diego home Thursday morning.

According to KGTV, the blaze was reported at about 2 a.m. within the 3300 block of Meade Avenue.

Witnesses believe they heard noises outside before the fire sparked in the trash can and subsequently spread to a nearby house. The suspect was likely scared off when they heard the screams coming from residents of the neighborhood.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames before they did serious damage to any of the homes. No injuries were reported at the scene. However, one person was displaced as a result of the fire.
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.
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