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SAN DIEGO — Fire officials were investigating what sparked a fire that caused about $800,000 in damage to a Mission Hills home that was under construction, according to police and fire officials.

The fire at the house near the intersection of Ampudia Street and Fort Stockton Drive was reported shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, a San Diego Fire- Rescue Department dispatcher said.

The blaze was knocked down at 10:34 p.m., he said. It’s cause remained under investigation.

No one was injured, but some windows of a neighboring house were broken, the dispatcher said.

A witness called police and said a car with juvenile occupants passed by and one its occupants tossed something toward the house. There was an explosion and the house caught fire, although that report was being investigated, San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said.

The Metro Arson Strike Team was called to investigate, the officer said.