Fire guts vacant home in East County
The blaze at the vacant home in the area of Lemon Crest and Single Oak drives in Lakeside was reported just after 1 a.m., according to a Heartland fire dispatcher. It took more than an hour for crews to control the blaze, she said.
Crews responded a second structure fire at 1:53 a.m. in the San Diego neighborhood of Allied Gardens. A clubhouse in an abandoned mobile home park in the area of Greenbrier Avenue and Mission Gorge Road caught fire, according to a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher. It was knocked down within about 40 minutes, he said.
It was the second time this month San Diego fire-rescue was called to douse a fire in the abandoned mobile home park. Around 2:30 a.m. last Wednesday, a fire broke out in a roughly 20-by-35-foot outbuilding in the park.
The cause of the fires was under investigation. The fires occurred about 13 miles apart and are not believed to be related.