FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: John Tenger, Battalion Chief, 760-839-6231
On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, at 1324 hours, the Escondido Fire Department along with the Escondido Police Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 900 block of E. 5th Ave. Upon arrival fire crews found a two story residence with heavy smoke and fire coming from the kitchen. There was a report of one dog trapped in the home, crews were able to find the canine and safely remove it. The fire was contained to the kitchen area of the home within ten minutes, the estimated dollar loss is approximately fifteen thousand dollars and there were no injuries to report. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated Safety Message: Please ensure your smoke detectors are working properly.