FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact Battalion Chief Mike Bertrand 760-839-5405

 

On June 20, 2018 at approximately 08:39 a.m., the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of smoke in an occupied mobile home at 1530 E El Norte Pky. The first arriving engine reported a light smoke coming from the mobile home and an elderly female attempting to evacuate with a walker. The crew was able to safely evacuate the resident, who suffered minor injuries and was transported to Palomar Medical Center, and then attempted to locate the source of the fire.

Aggressive action by the firefighters contained and controlled the fire in approximately 40 minutes. The mobile home sustained fire and smoke damage. There were no firefighter injuries. 4 fire engines, 1 truck, 2 rescue ambulances, 2 Battalion Chiefs, and 1 Investigator responded to the fire.

Escondido Police Units provided crowd and traffic control.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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