Oceanside house fire causes major damage

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48802003OCEANSIDE – A predawn fire in a house’s garage in Oceanside’s Crown Heights neighborhood Saturday caused about $100,000 in damage, but none of the home’s 15 residents were injured, fire officials said.

A resident smelled smoke after going to the kitchen at the home at 303 Garfield St. about 2:20 a.m., and woke up the rest of the family, according to the Oceanside Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived in about six minutes to smoke and fire coming from the garage, fire officials said.

They removed the garage door and extinguished a burning vehicle along with the contents of the garage.

The 20 firefighters from the Oceanside, Vista and Carlsbad fire departments had the blaze under control shortly before 3 a.m.

Firefighters searched the house and reunited the family with their dog, officials said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation, authorities said.


  • WTF?


    15 residents in a single family home! Bring in the BP, its time to clear the city of o'side of the mass's of illegal aliens in our town!

    And the local authorities wonder way they have a gang problem!

    With this kind of news, it's no wonder why mexifornia is slipping into the abyss!

    Thank goodness our federal and local law enforcement is doing there jobs, NOT!

  • Sign of the times

    This is just another sign that we as Americans are loosing the war on criminals across this once great country. In the eighties this incident would have also involved the immigration department. No one either cares to notify the proper authorities or is afraid of hurting the illegals feelings for involving the proper authorities. I know this house and who lives in it, so for all you laraza believers. Please save your comments. I have lived near the home that burned and it have been a haven for illegal activity for years.

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