FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Battalion Chief Ken Slaven (760) 520-5376
At 9:41 PM Wednesday evening March sixth, Escondido Fire Department units responded to a reported apartment fire at the Archstone Apartment Complex. Escondido Police Officers arrived before the first fire units and reported that one apartment was fully involved in fire. The first arriving fire units confirmed the situation and aggressively attacked the fire. The fire was contained six minutes after the first engine arrived on scene. The residents evacuated the apartment with their pet prior to the arrival of any Fire Department units. The fire damage was isolated to the original apartment. Damages are estimated to be $25,000 for the damage to the building and and additional $5,000 of additional damage to the contents of the fire apartment. Four Escondido fire engines, the ladder truck, an ambulance and the Battalion Chief operated at this incident. No injuries were reported at this incident.
Fire Safety Message: Remember that most electrical lighting fixtures generate enough heat to ignite common items in the home or office, especially objects made with fabric. Keep these items away from the area surrounding lighting fixture bulbs.