May 10, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact Battalion Chief Britt Matthews (760) 560-7432
On May 10, 2021 at approximately 1015 am, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a fire in the garage of a single family home on Lost Oak lane, just west of Centre City Parkway. A residential fire response was dispatched along with San Diego County Sheriff and Escondido Police. The first arriving Engine Company found a working fire in a room on the ground floor of an approximately 6,200 square foot two-story home that was rapidly extending to the second story. Access to the home was difficult due to narrow residential streets and a long gravel driveway. A second alarm was requested due to the rapid fire growth and size of the residence.
Thirty-six Firefighters worked for over two hours to control the fire that caused extensive damage to the structure. In total, 7 Fire Engines, 2 Truck Companies, 2 Rescue Ambulances, and 3 Chief Officers responded to the incident. Additional assistance was provided by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Escondido Police Department, Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, San Marcos Fire Department, and SDG&E. The Red Cross provided housing assistance to six adults, a child, and two dogs. Fortunately, no firefighters or civilians were injured.
The cause and origin of the fire is being investigated by Escondido Police and Fire Investigators.